Funding for this research was provided by:
National Natural Science Foundation of China (21406138, 21674061,31470216)
Ministry of Science and Technology of the People's Republic of China (2016YFE0204400)
Received: 1 September 2019
Accepted: 1 June 2020
First Online: 29 June 2020
: X.-X.X., S.-P.W., M.-T.C., F.P. and Z.-G.Q. have filed a patent application (‘Construction and applications of membraneless organelles in prokaryotic <i>Escherichia coli</i>’, Chinese Patent Application No. 201910929503.X) on the basis of this contribution.