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  • Fermentation vessel tanks for bacteria in a factory.
    Rights: Peter Grotzinger, JNI Corporation Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported Published 13 March 2014 Size: 41 KB Referencing Hub media

    Many proteins, particularly medicines, are produced by expressing the genes that encode them in bacteria. To obtain the proteins in industrial amounts, bacteria are grown in large fermentation vessels. They are then harvested, and the protein of interest is purified away from bacterial components.

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