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Bacteria attack lignin with enzymatic tag team

The molecules that impart strength to paper, bamboo and wood-frame buildings—lignin and cellulose—have long stymied biofuels researchers by locking away more than half of a plant's energy-yielding sugar. In a study that ...

dateJan 06, 2016 in Biotechnology
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How bacterial cell recognizes its own DNA

It may come as a bit of a surprise to learn that bacteria have an immune system - in their case to fight off invasive viruses called phages. And like any immune system - from single-celled to human - the first challenge of ...

dateApr 13, 2015 in Cell & Microbiology
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