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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Image Number D2856-2

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Molecular biologist Z. Lewis Liu (right) and technician Scott Weber add a new yeast strain to a corn cob mix to test the yeast’s effectiveness in fermenting ethanol from plant sugars. The yeast produces an enzyme that helps release and degrade biomass sugars, and that could help reduce ethanol production costs.


Photo by Fred Zwicky.

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Last Modified: 4/25/2013
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