Genetic engineering of lactic acid bacteria (LAB)

LAB are, due to their usually rich natural environment, organisms of large metabolic constraints. To get over these restrictions and to benefit on the advantages of these bacteria (very good secretion performance, generally regarded as safe status), transfer-vectors to genetically modify these organisms are constructed. Our objectives are production of different recombinant proteins or metabolites of interest or to broaden the bacteria’s ability to degrade different organic materials.