Something Besdies Elections – Oil Producing Fungus

Scientists need better PR folks. I mean seriously. It’s Nov 4 and they’re publishing scientific breakthroughs like people will listen. What did they find? Oil producing fungus (also Yahoo):

“This is the only organism that has ever been shown to produce such an important combination of fuel substances,” said researcher Gary Strobel from Montana State University. “The fungus can even make these diesel compounds from cellulose, which would make it a better source of biofuel than anything we use at the moment.”

The scientists are now working to develop its fuel producing potential, according to a paper published in the November issue of the journal Microbiology.

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