Leaf-cutter ant colonies may offer insights into breaking down biomass

06/19/2013 | EthanolProducer.com

Scientists at University of Wisconsin-Madison are looking into the biofuel potential of enzymes found in the colonies of leaf-cutter ants. The microbes living in the colonies are a good place to look for highly efficient biomass-degrading enzymes because leaf-cutter ants "are prodigious consumers of plant biomass," said one researcher.

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