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Designer cellulosome unites dream team of enzymes to degrade plant materials

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A study published in mBio this week reveals a novel system for turning plant materials into biofuels using a designer cellulosome, an enzyme complex that is like the fantasy football team of biological processes.

Consider the similarities: in fantasy football, participants assemble virtual dream teams of players from the NFL, select their starting players for each position every week, then track their statistics during the season to see whose fantasy team comes out on top. In a designer cellulosome, scientists assemble selected enzymes to carry out specific jobs and precision-engineer the architecture to do the job efficiently.

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