28 Aug '12, 7pm

Teaching a Microbe to Make Fuel

Teaching a Microbe to Make Fuel

“What it does is take whatever carbon is available, and stores it in the form of a polymer, which is similar in its properties to a lot of petroleum-based plastics,” Brigham says. By knocking out a few genes, inserting a gene from another organism and tinkering with the expression of other genes, Brigham and his colleagues were able to redirect the microbe to make fuel instead of plastic.

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Teaching a Microbe to Make Fuel

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