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Fungi for biofuel

Sat, 12th May 2012

Kat Arney

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And finally, researchers in the US have sequenced the genome of particular species of fungus that can turn cellulose into biofuel. The fungus, called Ascocoryne sarcoides was found to have more than 80 clusters of genes that can convert cellulose into useful fuel - many of which have only previously been found in plants.  The scientists hope their work could pave the way for further explorations of the potential of fungi for making biofuels.

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