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Botany: Nature's Shut-Off Switch For Cellulose Production Found

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Purdue University researchers found a mechanism that naturally shuts down cellulose production in plants -- and learning how to keep that switch turned on may be key to enhancing biomass production for plant-based biofuels.

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6. The amount of energy used by human society depends on many factors.
4. Various sources of energy are used to power human activities.

Associated Grade Levels:
9-1011-12

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4.1 Humans transfer and transform energy from the environment into forms useful for human endeavors

4.3 Fossil and biofuels are organic matter that contain energy captured from sunlight.

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