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Termite digestive system biomimicry could lead to biofuel production

By Damir Beciri
2 Comments7 July 2011

scharf-termites-1Although termites represent one of the peskiest household pests, they could prove to be beneficial for biofuel production. Enzymes in termite guts are instrumental in the insect’s ability to break down the wood they eat, and a group of researchers from Purdue University have applied their knowledge of termites to develop a cocktail of enzymes… »