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Lactococcus lactis - from brie to biofuel

According to researchers from Concordia University, Montréal, Québec, Wisconsin's favorite microbe, Lactococcus lactis, could aid in the production of biofuels by helping break down plant matter.

Scientists discovered that the scaffolding proteins on the surface of the microbe can be metabolically engineered to produce a variety of commodity chemicals including lactic acid and bioactive compounds and represents a key step in the development of recombinant microorganisms capable of carrying out a variety of metabolic processes including the direct conversion of cellulosic substrates into fuels and chemicals.

Click "source" for more. Found via FastCompany.com

 
 

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