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Multigene Cassette

A combination of genes are expressed in concert by a single inducible promoter to   produce a drought tolerance phenotype in crops

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Biotransformation of Linear Alkanes

The UCT technology enhances bioprocesses for the production of valuable oxygenated chemicals, such as alcohols, ketones, aldehydes, hydroxyacids, and dicarboxylic acids, from alkanes via enzymatic biotransformation.

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Ostrich Probiotic

The product is an ostrich probiotic, formulated from specific microorganisms isolated from the faecal matter of healthy adult ostriches.

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Plant Promoter

The Psap1D promoter causes an increase in expression of genes under its control during adverse climatic conditions.

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Blue Food Colourant

The Centre for Bioprocess Engineering Research (CeBER) has developed a method of extracting and purifying the blue pigment (phycocyanin) from Spirulina biomass as a product for the food colorant industry.

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