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Chemical-Tolerant Microbes Produce 50-Fold More Organic Acid from Biomass

The Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) is seeking commercial partners interested in developing cyanobacteria genetically modified to tolerate and produce high yields of commodity chemicals like acrylic acid.

Benefits:

1) Huge improvement in organic-acid tolerance and production 2) Relies on biomass not petroleum 3) Outperforms other modified strains 4) Cyanobacteria consume plant matter inedible to humans.

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