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What is the point of recombinant protein expression?

To produce high-value peptides and active molecules in microbial heterologous systems


Why use microbes?

Easy to handle
Grow in large quantities
Well established transformation systems


What are the main uses for recombinant proteins?

Protein characterisation where the gene is available but not the purified protein
Industrial production
Structure/function studies