Sugah Tyres, Baby

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Wed, Mar 31st, 2010 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

As the main ingredient for making tyres are becoming harder to get, Genencor, working with tyre giant Goodyear, has found an alternative source to isoprene (a synthetic version of natural rubber) by taking the gene sequence for an enzyme that allows vines and trees like kudzu and poplar to synthesise isoprene, and inserted them into strains of the bacterium Escherichia coli and a fungus.

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