A U.S. Patent Application for an “Automated System for HTP Genomic Engineering” was published by Zymergen on May 14th, 2020. The present invention is an automated system for improving the phenotypic performance of a microbial strain, the system comprising: a plurality of modules, wherein the modules of the system are configured and arranged to: a. provide a parental lineage microbial strain and a production microbial strain derived therefrom, wherein the production microbial strain comprises a plurality of identified genetic variations selected from single nucleotide polymorphisms, DNA insertions, and DNA deletions… Learn More