Termite gut holds a secret to breaking down plant biomass

The study of fungus-cultivating termites led UW-Madison researchers to discover a highly efficient natural system for breaking down the lignin in woody biomass

In the Microbial Sciences Building at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, the incredibly efficient eating habits of a fungus-cultivating termite are…

Full text: https://energy.wisc.edu/news/termite-gut-holds-secret-breaking-down-plant-biomass

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University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2017-04-17.

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Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center (GLBRC)
University of Wisconsin, Madison

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