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Chemical communication in spatially organized protocell colonies and protocell/living cell micro-arrays

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Micro-arrays of discrete or hemifused giant unilamellar lipid vesicles (GUVs) with controllable spatial geometries, lattice dimensions, trapped occupancies and compositions are prepared by acoustic standing wave patterning, and employed as platforms to implement chemical signaling in GUV colonies and protocell/living cell consortia. The methodology offers an alternative approach to GUV micro-array fabrication and provides new opportunities in protocell research and bottom-up synthetic biology.

Graphical abstract: Chemical communication in spatially organized protocell colonies and protocell/living cell micro-arrays

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The article was received on 09 Sep 2019, accepted on 11 Sep 2019 and first published on 18 Sep 2019


Article type: Edge Article
DOI: 10.1039/C9SC04522H
Chem. Sci., 2019, Advance Article
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    Chemical communication in spatially organized protocell colonies and protocell/living cell micro-arrays

    X. Wang, L. Tian, H. Du, M. Li, W. Mu, B. W. Drinkwater, X. Han and S. Mann, Chem. Sci., 2019, Advance Article , DOI: 10.1039/C9SC04522H

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