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DOE/Joint Genome Institute

Tao Zhang and Eddy Rubin, DOE/Joint Genome Institute

Caption: As a test of a bioenergy-related application of DNA sequencing and enzyme discovery, US Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute researchers led by the DOE JGI Director Eddy Rubin, and colleagues from the Joint BioEnergy Institute at DOE's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory employed a cellulose-degrading enzyme from a salt-tolerant microbe that was isolated from the Great Salt Lake.

Credit: David Gilbert, DOE JGI

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