Experimental evolution of artificial and native cells

June 14th 2016
Versione stampabile

Venue: Edificio Povo 2, via Sommarive nr. 9, Povo (Tn) - Room B105
 At 11:00 a.m.

  • Tetsuya Yomo - Synthetic Biology, Osaka University, Osaka, Japan

Evolution is one of the factors that distinguish living things from non-living things. We conducted the experimental evolution of artificial cells and E.coli cells. With the artificial cells of RNA self-replication, we found that the encapsulation of all the components into cell-size compartments was essential for Darwinian evolution. With E.coli cells, a high activity of EroEL/ES was shown to facilitate the evolution rate of growth rate. Hitchhiking appeared commonly to the two experimental evolution for a fast movement on fitness landscape.