FSP Library Services Update

October 9th, 2019

Anne Freer is your Outreach Librarian for the Synthetic Biology Future Science Platform. I will be at the Synthetic Biology Future Science Platform Annual Workshop in Brisbane on 17th October, and will be happy to meet you all, and answer any library queries you have.

CSIRO Library Services provides all CSIRO staff with access to a wide range of information resources, and advice supporting the research lifecycle – from ideas to published output. Contact us for help – we have a team of librarians actively willing and able to assist you, simply call 08 8303 8555 or email AskaLibrarian@csiro.au.

The Library has an increasing number of full text journal articles and e-books available for you to access. Use our Discovery Tool to explore these resources.

 Third edition of Comprehensive biotechnology now online

Comprehensive biotechnology has now been released as a third edition, building on the previous edition published in 2011.  This major reference work covers scientific fundamentals, along with engineering considerations and applications in industry, agriculture, medicine, and the environment.

New eBooks in biochemistry, genetics and molecular biology


Recent publications from CSIRO Synthetic Biology Future Science Platform

Journal articles

  • Colvin, Rebecca; Witt, Bradd; Lacey, Justine; Witt, Katherine. The community cost of consultation: Characterising the qualitative social impacts of a wind energy development that failed to proceed in Tasmania, Australia. Environmental Impact Assessment Review. 2019; 77:40-48. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eiar.2019.03.007
  • Li, Jia; Pollak, Nina; Macdonald, Joanne. Multiplex detection of nucleic acids using recombinase polymerase amplification and a molecular colorimetric 7-segment display. ACS Omega. 2019; 4(7):11388-11396.
  • Mankad, Aditi; Kennedy, Uttara; Carter, Lucy. Biological control of pests and a social model of animal welfare. Journal of Environmental Management. 2019; 247:313-322. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2019.06.080
  • Ignea, C., Raadam, M. H., Motawia, M. S., Makris, A. M., VickersF, C. E., & Kampranis, S. C. (2019). Orthogonal monoterpenoid biosynthesis in yeast constructed on an isomeric substrate. Nature Communications, 10. doi: https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-019-11290-x
  • Vavitsas, K., Crozet, P., Vinde, M. H., Davies, F., Lemaire, S. D., & Vickers, C. E. (2019). The Synthetic Biology Toolkit for Photosynthetic Microorganisms. Plant Physiology, 181(1), 14-27. doi: https://doi.org/10.1104/pp.19.00345

Reports/Report Chapters

  • Herington, Matt; Coates, Rebecca; Lacey, Justine. The science-society relationship in Australia: toward responsible innovation – Survey of scientists, researchers and other professionals in the Australian research and innovation system. Brisbane, Australia: CSIRO; 2019. https://doi.org/10.25919/5d72acb8d1815


Some recent articles for the topic of Synthetic Biology – from Web of Science.


  • Aubry, S. (2019). The Future of Digital Sequence Information for Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture. Frontiers in Plant Science, 10. doi:10.3389/fpls.2019.01046
  • Bernstein, H. C. (2019). Reconciling Ecological and Engineering Design Principles for Building Microbiomes. Msystems, 4(3). doi:10.1128/mSystems.00106-19
  • Breik, K., Thachuk, C., Heule, M., & Soloveichik, D. (2019). Computing properties of stable configurations of thermodynamic binding networks. Theoretical Computer Science, 785, 17-29. doi:10.1016/j.tcs.2018.10.027
  • Brumwell, S. L., MacLeod, M. R., Huang, T., Cochrane, R. R., Meaney, R. S., Zamani, M., . . . Karas, B. J. (2019). Designer Sinorhizobium meliloti strains and multi-functional vectors enable direct inter-kingdom DNA transfer. PLoS One, 14(6). doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0206781
  • Gabant, P., & Borrero, J. (2019). PARAGEN 1.0: A Standardized Synthetic Gene Library for Fast Cell-Free Bacteriocin Synthesis. Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology, 7. doi:10.3389/fbioe.2019.00213
  • Huber, M. C., Schreiber, A., & Schiller, S. M. Minimalist Protocell Design: A Molecular System Based Solely on Proteins that Form Dynamic Vesicular Membranes Embedding Enzymatic Functions. Chembiochem. doi:10.1002/cbic.201900283
  • Ignea, C., Raadam, M. H., Motawia, M. S., Makris, A. M., VickersF, C. E., & Kampranis, S. C. (2019). Orthogonal monoterpenoid biosynthesis in yeast constructed on an isomeric substrate. Nature Communications, 10. doi:10.1038/s41467-019-11290-x
  • Irmisch, S., Jancsik, S., Yuen, M. M. S., Madilao, L. L., & Bohlmann, J. Biosynthesis of the anti-diabetic metabolite montbretin A: glucosylation of the central intermediate mini-MbA. Plant Journal. doi:10.1111/tpj.14493
  • Jaschke, P. R. Simulated sandwich enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay for a cost-effective investigation of natural and engineered cellular signaling pathways. Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education. doi:10.1002/bmb.21304
  • Kelly, C. L., Taylor, G. M., Satkute, A., Dekker, L., & Heap, J. T. (2019). Transcriptional Terminators Allow Leak-Free Chromosomal Integration of Genetic Constructs in Cyanobacteria. Microorganisms, 7(8). doi:10.3390/microorganisms7080263
  • Liu, Q., Shi, X. N., Song, L. L., Liu, H. F., Zhou, X. S., Wang, Q. Y., . . . Cai, M. H. (2019). CRISPR-Cas9-mediated genomic multiloci integration in Pichia pastoris. Microbial Cell Factories, 18(1). doi:10.1186/s12934-019-1194-x
  • Naydich, A. D., Nangle, S. N., Bues, J. J., Trivedi, D., Nissar, N., Inniss, M. C., . . . Riglar, D. T. (2019). Synthetic Gene Circuits Enable Systems-Level Biosensor Trigger Discovery at the Host-Microbe Interface. Msystems, 4(4). doi:10.1128/mSystems.00125-19
  • Nomura, Y., Seki, H., Suzuki, T., Ohyama, K., Mizutani, M., Kaku, T., . . . Muranaka, T. (2019). Functional specialization of UDP-glycosyltransferase 73P12 in licorice to produce a sweet triterpenoid saponin, glycyrrhizin. Plant Journal, 99(6), 1127-1143. doi:10.1111/tpj.14409
  • Ruan, L. Y., Li, L., Zou, D., Jiang, C., Wen, Z. Y., Chen, S. W., . . . Wei, X. T. (2019). Metabolic engineering of Bacillus amyloliquefaciens for enhanced production of S-adenosylmethionine by coupling of an engineered S-adenosylmethionine pathway and the tricarboxylic acid cycle. Biotechnology for Biofuels, 12(1). doi:10.1186/s13068-019-1554-0
  • Rugbjerg, P., & Sommer, M. O. A. (2019). Overcoming genetic heterogeneity in industrial fermentations. Nature Biotechnology, 37(8), 869-876. doi:10.1038/s41587-019-0171-6
  • Ruoff, P., Agafonov, O., Tveit, D. M., Thorsen, K., & Drengstig, T. (2019). Homeostatic controllers compensating for growth and perturbations. PLoS One, 14(8). doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0207831
  • Saboda, K., Moeller, R., Carr, C. E., & Ieee. (2019). Enabling Measurement of Darwinian Evolution in Space. In 2019 Ieee Aerospace Conference.
  • Tandar, S. T., Senoo, S., Toya, Y., & Shimizu, H. (2019). Optogenetic switch for controlling the central metabolic flux of Escherichia coli. Metabolic Engineering, 55, 68-75. doi:10.1016/j.ymben.2019.06.002
  • Taylor, N. J., & Kesterson, S. C. (2019). Pathogens and Toxins of High Consequence Category A and B Agents and Synthetic Biology: A Practical Guide to Understanding. Physician Assistant Clinics, 4(4), 727-+. doi:10.1016/j.cpha.2019.06.002
  • Ung, C. Y., Bari, M. G., Zhang, C., Liang, J. J., Correia, C., & Li, H. (2019). Regulostat Inferelator: a novel network biology platform to uncover molecular devices that predetermine cellular response phenotypes. Nucleic Acids Research, 47(14). doi:10.1093/nar/gkz417
  • Vavitsas, K., Crozet, P., Vinde, M. H., Davies, F., Lemaire, S. D., & Vickers, C. E. (2019). The Synthetic Biology Toolkit for Photosynthetic Microorganisms. Plant Physiology, 181(1), 14-27. doi:10.1104/pp.19.00345
  • Wang, J., Zhang, R. H., Zhang, Y., Yang, Y. P., Lin, Y. H., & Yan, Y. J. (2019). Developing a pyruvate-driven metabolic scenario for growth-coupled microbial production. Metabolic Engineering, 55, 191-200. doi:10.1016/j.ymben.2019.07.011
  • Wohlfeil, S., Hengoju, S., Munser, A. S., Tovar, M., Shvydkiv, O., Roth, M., . . . Tunnerman, A. (2019). Optical Fiber Based Light Scattering Detection in Microfluidic Droplets. In B. L. Gray & H. Becker (Eds.), Microfluidics, Biomems, and Medical Microsystems Xvii (Vol. 10875).
  • Zhang, C. B., Li, M., Zhao, G. R., & Lu, W. Y. (2019). Alpha-Terpineol production from an engineered Saccharomyces cerevisiae cell factory. Microbial Cell Factories, 18(1). doi:10.1186/s12934-019-1211-0
  • Ziesack, M., Gibson, T., Oliver, J. K. W., Shumaker, A. M., Hsu, B. B., Riglar, D. T., . . . Gerber, G. K. (2019). Engineered Interspecies Amino Acid Cross-Feeding Increases Population Evenness in a Synthetic Bacterial Consortium. Msystems, 4(4). doi:10.1128/mSystems.00352-19




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