Stephen T. Lam - Raleigh NC
Nancy R. Torkewitz - Hurdle Mills NC
Chandra S. Nautiyal - Sainte-Foy,
Patrice Dion - Sainte-Foy,
The present invention relates to a method for enhancing colonization of desired microorganisms in a localized environment comprising introducing into said localized environment a genetically engineered microorganism comprising a gene comprising a DNA sequence coding for one or more substrate utilizing protein, wherein said substrate utilizing protein confers a competitive effective ability to utilize a substrate by a microorganism in which it is genetically engineered, as well as the isolated genes and the genetically engineered microorganisms of such a method.