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Old 08-26-2013, 05:01 AM   #881 (permalink)
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One application - preventing the production of lignin in woodlike plants, yielding glucose instead - can have enormous implications for food and ethanol production.
It could end famine. It could be a renewable source of cheap fuel. The stakes are high.

That said, there may be other ways than genetic modification to block the enzyme that produces lignin in plants. Who knows.

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