Close D, Xu T, Smartt A, Price S, Ripp S, Sayler G.
Genetic engineering can be utilized to improve the function of various metabolic and
functional processes within an organism of interest. However, it is often the case that one
wishes to endow a specific host organism with additional functionality and/or new
phenotypic characteristics. Under these circumstances, the principles of genetic engineering
can be utilized to express non-native genes within the host organism, leading to the
expression of previously unavailable protein products.
Close D, Xu T, Smartt A, Price S, Ripp S, Sayler G. 2012. Expression of non-native genes in a surrogate host organism, p. 3-34. In Barrera-Saldana HA (ed.), Genetic Engineering – Basics, New Applications and Responsibilities. Intech Publishers, Rijeka, Croatia.