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Contact: Mike Wolterbeek
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University of Nevada, Reno

Researchers Team with Tech Transfer Office for Bark Beetle Enzyme Business

Caption: Tiny bark beetles have killed millions of acres of forest in North America, prompting research such as at the University of Nevada, Reno where scientists have developed a technology for enzyme production based on their bark beetle research. The technology has resulted in a start up company to market a more cost-effective method of producing chemical compounds for pesticide and insect attractant.

Credit: Photo by Mike Wolterbeek, University of Nevada, Reno

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