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Potential industrial biotechnology with cyanobacteria and eukaryotic microalgae

Both cyanobacteria and eukaryotic microalgae are promising organisms for sustainable production of bulk products such as food, feed and fuels. Continue reading

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Modified bacteria turn waste into fuel 

“Green” chemistry turns plant waste into fatty acids, and then into fuel. Genetically modified E. coli bacteria are being used to to produce fatty acids from hydrolysates of biomass products such as  switchgrass and forestry residues. There are two ways … Continue reading

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Thermotoga, a small genus with a large potential

Some of the most hyperthermophilic bacteria are found within the genus Thermotoga. This article in Microbiology Today explains how these properties could make these micro-organisms promising new sources of biofuels: Thermotoga first attracted the attention of biotechnologists because of the … Continue reading

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Bacteria from Hot Springs to Reveal Clues to Evolution of Early Life

A bacteria that lives in hot springs in Japan may help solve one of the mysteries of the early evolution of complex organisms. It may also be the key to 21st century biofuel production. Group II introns are bacterial mobile … Continue reading

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