Creation of synthetic life in laboratory

Majstorović, Ivana (2010) Creation of synthetic life in laboratory. Bachelor's thesis, Faculty of Science > Department of Biology.

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Abstract

People have always been fascinated by life and have tried to create it more than once throughout the history. With the appearance of new area of biology, the synthetic biology, which combines science and engineering; that become possible. This work gives a short review of events that led to publishing results of scientists at the J. Craig Venter Institute (JCVI) describing the successful construction of the first self-replicating, synthetic bacterial cell. The team of scientists synthesized the 1.08 million base pair chromosome of a modified Mycoplasma mycoides genome. The synthetic cell is called Mycoplasma mycoides JCVI-syn1.0 and is the proof of principle that genomes can be designed in the computer, chemically made in the laboratory and transplanted into a recipient cell to produce a new self-replicating cell controlled only by the synthetic genome.

Item Type: Thesis (Bachelor's thesis)
Supervisor: Kalafatić, Mirjana
Date: 2010
Number of Pages: 8
Subjects: NATURAL SCIENCES > Biology
Divisions: Faculty of Science > Department of Biology
Depositing User: Silvana Šehić
Date Deposited: 04 Dec 2014 11:19
Last Modified: 04 Dec 2014 11:19
URI: http://digre.pmf.unizg.hr/id/eprint/3451

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