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2013-05-16 23:32:20

The novel Natural Sciences Bibliographic Web Portal aims to provide comprehensive bibliographic information on the basic and applied life, earth and health sciences and has published over 184,800 references and 133,600 tags. Scien.net has now newly included the category Polymerase which is an enzyme associated with polymers of nucleic acids such as the deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) and ribonucleic acid (RNA), and on Reductase, which is an enzyme that is known for catalyzing reduction and...

2013-05-08 17:55:26

NREL research finds synergy in two approaches to breaking down cell walls of biomass Enzymes could break down cell walls faster — leading to less expensive biofuels for transportation — if two enzyme systems are brought together in an industrial setting, new research by the Energy Department´s National Renewable Energy Laboratory suggests. A paper on the breakthrough, “Fungal Cellulases and Complexed Cellulosomal Enzymes Exhibit Synergistic Mechanisms in Cellulose...

2013-04-12 10:18:45

Stepping into unexplored territory in efforts to use corn stalks, grass and other non-food plants to make biofuels, scientists today described the discovery of a potential treasure-trove of candidate enzymes in fungi thriving in the feces and intestinal tracts of horses. They reported on these enzymes – the key to economical production of biofuels from non-food plant material – at the 245th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS). More than...


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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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