Contact: Nancy Ambrosiano
DOE/Los Alamos National Laboratory
Caption: An enzyme (shown in blue) pulls out individual cellulose chains (pink) from the pretreated nanofiber surface (green) and then breaks them apart into simple sugars.
Credit: Shishir Chundawat, Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center.
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