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Hemocyanins from gribbles effective in hydrolysing lignocellulosic feedstock

An international team of researchers has discovered that gribbles (termites of the sea) that hemocyanin proteins, which transport oxygen through the bodies of invertebrates, play a major role in the crustacean’s ability to extract sugars from wood. This discovery is […]

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Differential scanning calorimetry

Principles New analytical techniques such as gas or high pressure liquid chromatography and near infrared spectroscopy have been used in the cane sugar industry after their developments elsewhere. Here we look at a specific thermal analysis, Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC). Thermal […]