What Gut Microbes Can Teach Us About Sustainability

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Renewable chemicals derived from plant biomass are attractive alternatives to those made from petroleum. To make them on the necessary scale chemical engineer Michelle O’Malley is looking at the digestive tract of large herbivores in order to engineer anaerobic gut microbes for improved biomass breakdown and chemical production. Series: "Women in Science" [Science] [Show ID: 31417]

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