If this is what it takes to get biofuels, then count us out.
Researchers hope the fungus, which are efficient at degrading cellulose, would be easier to breed after they’re forced to have sex. Organisms that break down cellulose can be used to make renewable biofuels instead of manufacturing them from the sugars in food crops.
Due to the fact that sexual organisms exchange and mix their genetic material when they breed, their traits can be more easily manipulated artificially.
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