Evolution, ecology and the engineered organism: lessons for synthetic biology
1 Department of Bioengineering, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA
2 Physical Biosciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA
Genome Biology 2009, 10:114 doi:10.1186/gb-2009-10-11-114Published: 30 November 2009
As the scope and complexity of synthetic biology grows, an understanding of evolution and ecology will be critical to its success.