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Newly Defined Signaling Pathway Could Mean Better Biofuel Sources
March 6, 2008
A newly defined biochemical pathway in plants may provide the scientific tools to design plants that will yield larger quantities of alternative transportation fuels than currently can be produced, according to Purdue University researchers.
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