Fun fact 08/21/2016

Researchers have trained a non-photosynthetic baterium to perform photosynthesis – converting sunlight into valuable chemical products. The bacterium is Moorella thermoacetica, and scientists have found a way to incorporate it into a hybrid artificial photosynthesis system capable of synthesizing acetic acid. Acetic acid is currently harvested from petroleum, mostly for use in fuels and plastics.

http://www.upi.com/Science_News/2016/01/04/Researchers-teach-bacterium-how-to-photosynthesize/9831451922177/

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