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Researchers discover family of enzymes that degrade biomass into sugars potentially for biofuel production

8:14 AM MST | December 30, 2013 | Francinia Protti-Alvarez

Researchers from the department of chemistry at York University (York, UK), the Centre National de Recherche Scientifique (Paris), and Aix-Marseille University (Marseille, France) say they have discovered a family of enzymes that can degrade hard-to-digest biomass into its constituent sugars. Difficult-to-digest sources include plant stems, wood chips, cardboard waste, and insect or crustacean shells.  The researchers say that, by studying the biological origins and detailed chemistry of the enzyme family, they have shown that nature has a wide range of...

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