Tar-Eating Bacterial Duo may Transform Toxic Compounds into New Usable Materials

  • Sünje Johanna Pamp (Participant)

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Danish researchers have sequenced and analyzed the genome of a bacterium that can feed off coal tar. It lives in symbiosis with another bacterium that can recycle its partner’s waste. Researchers hope that this sustainable bacterial duo can transform toxic substances into useful materials. Nevertheless, mapping the genome also led to an unpleasant surprise.
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Period16 May 2017
Degree of RecognitionInternational