• Research team follows nearly 8,000 paths towards better cell factories

    1 month ago - By Phys

    Microorganisms that efficiently convert plant biomass into renewable biofuels and biochemicals play a major role in the sustainable society of the future. However, the efficiency of these microbial cell factories is inhibited by several compounds that are released as biomass is degraded into sugars, which the cell factories then convert. How can these bioprocesses be improved? Researchers in industrial biotechnology at Chalmers University are now one step closer to a solution and have published their results in Biotechnology Advances.
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