Fri September 16, 2011
NPR Story

Probing Poop For Cellulose-Chomping Microbes

In the search for ways to break down tough plant material like cellulose into biofuel, researchers are looking in odd places--like the feces of pandas, zebras and giraffes. Biochemist Ashli Brown and microbiologist David Mullin discuss the microbes that inhabit the guts of herbivores.

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