>into a bacterium. Since bacteria multiply so quickly, if you fed them
>well you could get enormous masses of bacteria producing your desired
>protein along with what they would normally produced without the new
>gene. It was a very productive way to produce large quantities of some
>protein, typically an enzyme, very quickly and inexpensively. So
>interesting proteins were produced in large scale cultures generally
1. The most common bacteria used is E.coli, which also exists in the
billions in human gut, right?
2. Is it true that when these cultures are disposed of (and released
to the environment), the bacteria are not 100% killed?
3. Since bacteria exchange DNA prolifically, what do you think will
happen if E.coli still in our gut acquire from the engineered E.coli
the genes that code for creating those various industrial proteins?
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