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Termite gut microbiota help turn toxic wood into biofuels

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The invasive termites of the Formosan subterranean termite “Coptotermes formosanus” are called super termites because of their destructive habits. Shutterstock ID 1078415000; Purchase_order: PHOTO; Jobs: June 22, 2021 Online; Clients: NS; Others:

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Termites are famous for devouring trees.Well, one bacterium Termites The gut of the species has been shown to break down the toxic creosote used to preserve wood. This finding could help turn chemically treated toxic wood waste into biofuels.

The termite gut is a small bioreactor full of microorganisms that allows insects to digest strong lignin and cellulose in wood. Previous studies suggest that these gut microbiota may be key …

https://www.newscientist.com/article/2285158-termite-gut-microbes-can-help-turn-toxic-wood-into-biofuels/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=home Termite gut microbiota help turn toxic wood into biofuels

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