Author: Dr David Kirk

Bacteria and fungi microbes found in household dust

Dusting for Microbial Fingerprints

Each home contains over 7,000 species of microbe which can be used to identify the region and nature of the home’s occupants, a study from University of Colorado Boulder and North Carolina State University...

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Synthetic biology, metabolic engineering of Clostridia to produce isobutanol

Bacterial Biofuel Production Gets a Boost

Researchers at Oak Ridge, Tennessee, have engineered a bacterium that converts waste plant matter into the biofuel, isobutanol, 10-times more efficiently than before. Scientists at the Department of Energy’s BioEnergy Science Center (BESC) at...

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