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Enhanced Biomass Digestion with Wood Wasp Bacteria

Plant biomass represents a vast and renewable source of energy. However, harnessing this energy requires breaking down tough lignin and cellulose cell walls. In nature, certain microbes can deconstruc...
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Cameron Currie, Brian Fox, Taichi Takasuka, Adam Book | P110314US03

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Creating ‘Designer’ Yeast Hybrids for Brewing and More

Interspecies yeast hybrids are critical for producing commercially important fermentation products such as Belgian ale, certain ciders and cold-fermented wines. As one major example, lager beer, the m...
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Chris Hittinger, David Peris Navarro, William Alexander | P160107US03

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Janthinobacterium lividium Isolates from Alaskan Soil

Microorganisms adapted to grow in exceptionally harsh environments, such as hot springs and arctic soils, are a potentially vast source of novel metabolic processes, antibiotics, enzymes and other pro...
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Jo Handelsman, Patrick Schloss, Amy Klimowicz | P06058US

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