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3-D Space-Filling Model of Engineered Cellulase Enzyme

Caption: Portions of three natural fungal cellulase enzymes that have been recombined to produce a synthetic, thermostable cellulase are denoted by blue, green and red coloring. The recombined cellulase enzyme modeled here functions at higher temperatures than any of the three parents.

Credit: Caltech/Christopher D. Snow of the Arnold group

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