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Researchers discover some bacteria produce ethylene by metabolizing sulfur

Researchers discover some bacteria produce ethylene by metabolizing sulfur

September 10, 2020 |

In Ohio, scientists have discovered a previously unknown way that some bacteria produce the chemical ethylene – a finding that could lead to new ways to produce plastics without using fossil fuels. The study, published in the journal Science, showed that the bacteria created ethylene gas as a byproduct of metabolizing sulfur, which they need […]

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