Why are Microorganisms useful for industrial use?

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Produce Rapidly
Microorganisms produce rapidly under the right conditions so they can produce the product you need quickly
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Plasmids
They have plasmids that can be genetically modified to produce the product you need.
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Simple Biochemistry
They have a simple biochemistry that have fewer reactions than human cells. Therefore making them produce things they wouldn't normally is not a big deal.
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No Ethical Concerns
There are no ethical concerns with using microorganisms
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Complex Molecules
They can make complex molecules better than humans can artificially.
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They have plasmids that can be genetically modified to produce the product you need.

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Plasmids

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They have a simple biochemistry that have fewer reactions than human cells. Therefore making them produce things they wouldn't normally is not a big deal.

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There are no ethical concerns with using microorganisms

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They can make complex molecules better than humans can artificially.

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