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The good, the bad and the 'green' -- harnessing the potential of bacteria
Date:1/11/2011

rmentations for biofuel production. Strains of Clostridium can offer a highly effective method of producing renewable ethanol and butanol.

Latest research which has demonstrated that some Clostridia spores have a unique ability to selectively germinate in tumours indicates that the bacteria could even potentially play a part in treating cancer.

The meeting organised by SfAM, the UK's oldest microbiology society, will bring together more than 100 international scientists to learn about two of the hottest topics in microbiology probiotics and anaerobic microbes.


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Contact: Emma Thorne
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University of Nottingham
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