Making cells build nano-machines

Is it possible to make microorganism create nano-objects or nano-machines? Any known experiment?

Regards!
 
We can make microorganisms create proteins by placing their genetic code in a recombinant DNA molecule (typically a plasmid) and induce the bacteria to translate that protein. Some proteins can of course can be considered nano machines, such as enzymes and chaperones. But I'm not sure if we can coax the microorganism to make something inorganic. Maybe somebody else does??
 

Physics Forums Values

We Value Quality
• Topics based on mainstream science
• Proper English grammar and spelling
We Value Civility
• Positive and compassionate attitudes
• Patience while debating
We Value Productivity
• Disciplined to remain on-topic
• Recognition of own weaknesses
• Solo and co-op problem solving

Hot Threads

Top