Table of Contents: Synthetic Biology Collection: Synthetic Life & Multicellular Systems


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Synthetic Biology is an emerging, trans-disciplinary field at the intersection between many engineering and scientific disciplines such as biology, chemical engineering, chemistry, electrical engineering, and computer science.

This section of the Synthetic Biology Collection details papers related to Synthetic Life & Multicellular Systems.

Articles in the Synthetic Biology Collection are presented in order of publication date and new articles will be added as they are published. PLOS welcome submissions in this field.

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Research Articles

Multicellular Computing Using Conjugation for Wiring

Angel Goñi-Moreno, Martyn Amos, Fernando de la Cruz

A Formalized Design Process for Bacterial Consortia That Perform Logic Computing

Weiyue Ji, Handuo Shi, Haoqian Zhang, Rui Sun, Jingyi Xi, Dingqiao Wen, Jingchen Feng, Yiwei Chen, Xiao Qin, Yanrong Ma, Wenhan Luo, Linna Deng, Hanchi Lin, Ruofan Yu, Qi Ouyang

Modular Design of Artificial Tissue Homeostasis: Robust Control through Synthetic Cellular Heterogeneity

Miles Miller, Marc Hafner, Eduardo Sontag, Noah Davidsohn, Sairam Subramanian, Priscilla E. M. Purnick, Douglas Lauffenburger, Ron Weiss

Female-Specific Flightless (fsRIDL) Phenotype for Control of Aedes albopictus

Geneviève M. C. Labbé, Sarah Scaife, Siân A. Morgan, Zoë H. Curtis, Luke Alphey

Chemical Synthesis of Bacteriophage G4

Ruilin Yang, Yonghua Han, Yiwang Ye, Yuchen Liu, Zhimao Jiang, Yaoting Gui, Zhiming Cai

Design and Synthesis of a Quintessential Self-Transmissible IncX1 Plasmid, pX1.0

Lars H. Hansen, Mikkel Bentzon-Tilia, Sara Bentzon-Tilia, Anders Norman, Louise Rafty, Søren J. Sørensen

Towards a Synthetic Chloroplast

Christina M. Agapakis, Henrike Niederholtmeyer, Ramil R. Noche, Tami D. Lieberman, Sean G. Megason, Jeffrey C. Way, Pamela A. Silver

Programmable Ligand Detection System in Plants through a Synthetic Signal Transduction Pathway

Mauricio S. Antunes, Kevin J. Morey, J. Jeff Smith, Kirk D. Albrecht, Tessa A. Bowen, Jeffrey K. Zdunek, Jared F. Troupe, Matthew J. Cuneo, Colleen T. Webb, Homme W. Hellinga, June I. Medford

An Environment-Sensitive Synthetic Microbial Ecosystem

Bo Hu, Jin Du, Rui-yang Zou, Ying-jin Yuan