Unlocking the Secrets of Fungi: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to fungal genomics and biocatalyst development

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The US Department of Energy is supporting a project to develop efficient and robust fungal biocatalysts and bioprocesses that utilize lignocellulose feedstocks to produce advanced biofuels and bioproducts at lower cost.

Fungus — they know just about everything there is to know about robustly deconstructing biomass to capture the energy within — but what are their genetic secrets, and how can those be tapped to make bioconversion more effective and efficient?

Team leader Jon Magnuson of PNNL prepared these illuminating slides on the project’s progress and promise for the DOE Project Peer Review meetings.