Contact: Diana Yates, Life Sciences Editor
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Caption: University of Illinois animal sciences professor Roderick Mackie and his colleagues found dozens of enzymes in the cow rumen that help degrade plant material. This research could help overcome a major challenge in biofuel production -- finding an efficient way to release the energy stored in the plant cell wall.
Credit: L. Brian Stauffer
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