Molecular Prey-Predator Oscillator
|Final System||Molecular Prey-Predator Oscillator|
|Final Constructs||Prey construct||Predator construct|
|Test Constructs||Test Sensing Prey||Test Prey production||Test Sensing Predator||Test Killing Predator|
Oscillators are a fundamental building block in many fields of engineering and are a widespread phenomenon in biology. Building a biological oscillator is thus a critical step forward in the field of Synthetic Biology.
Engineering a Molecular Predation Oscillator, the iGEM project 2006 of Imperial College London, provides a new approach to creating a stable biological oscillator: It follows an engineering-based cycle of specification, design, modelling, implementation and testing/validation. The innovative design of the oscillator relies on predator-prey dynamics based on the Lotka-Volterra model.
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