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IIT Guwahati researchers report an efficient multifunctional enzyme that can breakdown woody biomass for conversion to bioethanol fuel

Guwahati: Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati researchers have studied the efficacy of a specific bacterial endoglucanase enzyme, RfGH5_4 from Ruminococcus flavefaciens in breaking down woody biomatter into simple sugar that can be fermented efficiently to produce bioethanol – a promising renewable fuel that can replace petroleum-based fuel systems.

Lifespan prolonged by inhibiting common enzyme, finds study

London, Dec 2 (IBNS): The lifespans of flies and worms are prolonged by limiting the activity of an enzyme common to all animals, finds a UCL-led study.