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Industry is already making use of rare sugars as low-calorie sweeteners, and as precursors of anti-cancer and antiviral medicines. However, their high cost has impeded research and use: it is not possible to isolate significant amounts of rare sugars directly from nature, and consequently their production has been expensive.
Scientists report in Nature Communications that they have engineered yeast to consume acetic acid, a previously unwanted byproduct of the process of converting plant leaves, stems and other tissues into biofuels.
The researcher in question is Nadia Skorupa Parachin and the secret of her technique is enzymes that she extracted from garden soil.
A newly engineered yeast strain can simultaneously consume two types of sugar from plants to produce ethanol, researchers report.
A team of Bioengineers in the United States have modified a strain of bacteria to increase its ability to produce ethanol.
Researchers from the Stanford University School of Medicine have identified a gene in the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae that might be important for ethanol production from plant material, providing insights into the bioethanol alternative to 'fossil fuels'.
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