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Termite intestine microbes can assist flip poisonous wooden into biofuels

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Formosan-termit “Coptotermes formosanus” invasive termite, nicknamed the super-termite due to its damaging habits; Shutterstock ID 1078415000; purchase_order: PHOTO; job: 22 June 2021 On-line; consumer: NS; different:

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Termites are famend for devouring wooden. Now, micro organism in a single termite species’ guts have been proven to interrupt down poisonous creosote, which is used to protect wooden. The discovering could possibly be helpful for turning dangerous chemically handled wooden waste into biofuels.

Termites’ guts are tiny bioreactors teeming with microbes that enable the bugs to digest robust lignin and cellulose in wooden. Earlier research counsel these intestine microorganisms could possibly be key …

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