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The title image shows a genus of yeast called Brettanomyces demonstrating the ability to form pseudomycelium in response to environmental changes. The students and staff of ITMO’s Faculty of Biotechnologies cultivate and study yeasts to, inter alia, produce β-glucans known for their anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial effects.
The suggested method allows researchers to control whole-cell biocatalysis without any effect on the cells’ viability. The method can considerably improve biosynthetic and biotechnological processes. The research has been published in The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters.