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1

What is the point of recombinant protein expression?

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

2

Why use microbes?

Easy to handle
Grow in large quantities
Well established transformation systems

3

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