First Wood-Digesting Enzyme Found in Bacteria Could Boost Biofuel Production

The first bacteria-produced lignin-degrading enzyme has been isolated from a soil bacterium that is related to plant pathogens.

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6. The amount of energy used by human society depends on many factors.

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6.5 Social and technological innovation affects the amount of energy used by human society.

5.3 Energy decisions can be made using a systems-based approach.