Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology Jamie H. D. Cate has found a way to increase the production of fuels and other chemicals from biomass fermented by yeast. Working through the Energy Biosciences Institute, Cate and a team of collaborators identified metabolic pathways in the fungus Neurospora crassa that are used to digest xylose, one of the most abundant sugars in hemicellulose. 

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