Engineered microbe: producing plastic from plants


Image: hands holding a petri dish with microbes; Copyright: Photo by Chelsea Mamott, GLBRC

University of Wisconsin-Madison postdoctoral researcher Alex Linz examines a plate streaked with N. aromaticivorans (in yellow), a soil bacterium that could turn a renewable source -- lignin from plant cells -- into a replacement for petroleum-based plastics.

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Image: Several colorful cannulas; Copy: Messe Düsseldorf