Please create an account to participate in the Slashdot moderation system

 



Forgot your password?
typodupeerror
Compare cell phone plans using Wirefly's innovative plan comparison tool ×
Biotech

Submission + - Self-Destructing Bacteria Create Better Biofuels (inhabitat.com)

MikeChino writes: Researchers at Arizona State University have genetically engineered cyanobacteria to dissolve from the inside out, making it easy to access the high-energy fats and biofuel byproducts located within. To do this they combined the bacteria's genes with genes from the bacteriaphage — a so-called “mortal enemy” of bacteria that cause it to explode. Cyanobacteria have a higher yield potential than most biofuels currently being used, and this new strain eliminates the need for costly and energy intensive processing steps.
This discussion was created for logged-in users only, but now has been archived. No new comments can be posted.

Self-Destructing Bacteria Create Better Biofuels

Comments Filter:

"The four building blocks of the universe are fire, water, gravel and vinyl." -- Dave Barry

Working...