Going Green

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Engineering Better Biofuel Sources

Learning how plants function at the cellular level is critical to developing more useful plants.

Newly defined signaling pathway could mean better biofuel sources

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - A newly defined biochemical pathway in plants may provide the scientific tools to design plants that will yield larger quantities of alternative transportation fuels than currently can be produced, according to Purdue University researchers.

The pathway moves materials that determine cell shape and size through a system of signaling proteins, said...(complete article here).

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