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Bacteria don’t always work ‘just in time’

'Just in time' - not only cars are being built according to this principle nowadays. Aircraft, mobile phones and computers are also produced following this method, in which all components are delivered exactly at the time when they are needed. This saves storage capacity and therefore cash. Hence it is supposed to be particularly efficient.

In nature - the byword for efficiency - production processes are also following the 'just-in-time-principle' as well - at least according to the scientific consensus until now. "Living beings just can't afford to produce more substances than necessary. Only what is really necessary will be provided," Prof. Dr. Christoph Kaleta of the Friedrich Schiller University Jena (Germany) says. In a project supported by the German Research Foundation, the Bioinformatician and his team wanted to find out how organisms succeed in producing exactly the right amount of protein that they need to be optimally adapted to the prevailing environmental conditions.

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