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White Rot Fungi Slowed Coal Formation

The evolution of the ability to break down a plant's protective lignin largely stopped the geologic burial of carbon that formed present-day coal deposits—and may provide secrets to making biofuels from inedible parts of plants...

June 28, 2012 — David Biello

Flying Jets with Microbes

Brazil has long fueled its cars with ethanol brewed from sugarcane, but now the world's first airplane powered by crop has flown over Rio de Janeiro—thanks to genetically engineered microbes...

June 23, 2012
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