Contact: Lynn Yarris
DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Caption: The El Yunque National Forest in Puerto Rico is a tropical rainforest where a strain of the microbe Enterobacter lignolyticus was found that can tolerate an ionic liquid used to dissolve cellulosic biomass for microbial-based biofuel production.
Credit: (Photo by Kristen DeAngelis)
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