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Engineering Bacillus Subtilis for the Direct Hydrolysis of Cellulose and Hemicellulose

An experiment was conducted to analyze the impact that enzymes have on the breakdown of cellulose and hemicellulose to produce glucose with the bacteria Bascillus subtilis (B. subtilis). The introduction of these enzymes will utilize signal peptides that were analyzed through previous research and allow the introduction of new enzymes into B. subtilis. By increasing the production of glucose, the cost of manufacturing biofuels will decrease, and lead to a more sustainable future.

Symposium Participant

Matthew Kieffer

Project Details

Symposium Date: Fall 2018

Research Theme: Energy

Presentation Type: FURI

Faculty Mentors

  • Arul Varman