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E. coli engineered to produce 1,4-butanediol from lignocellulose [Registered]

Researchers looked at processing lignocellulosic biomass to produce butanediol (BDO) that is used to produce more than 1 billion pounds of spandex each year used in clothing and home furnishings. In 2010, it was estimated that spandex was used in 80 percent of all clothing (in the USA).…

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