Monday, June 13, 2011

Bacteria have a wood-digesting enzyme

''identified the gene for breaking down lignin in a soil-living bacterium called Rhodococcus jostii...
By making woody plants and the inedible by-products of crops economically viable the eventual hope is to be able to produce biofuels that don't compete with food production.
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After all the XXI century was supposed to be the "bio" century :)

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