Combining Agriculture with Microbial Genomics To Make Fuels

submitted by: MicrobeWorld
Summary *Key challenges include dealing with diverse cellulosic sugars and finding ways to recycle carbon dioxide back into useful biomass. *Sugar cane and Hibiscus varieties from the Malvaceae plant family are sources of cellulosic biomass that do not require highly productive agricultural lands. *Microorganisms associated with termites and shipworms might harbor useful enzymes for processing biomass, while yeasts associated with Malvaceae plants are also worth investigating....
Authors: Nadathur Govind, Arup Sen

Steve Turner on "Single Molecule Real Time DNA Sequencing"

submitted by: JGI

Steve Turner of Pacific Biosciences talks about SMRT DNA sequencing at the "Sequencing, Finishing, Analysis in the Future" meeting in Santa Fe, NM on May 27, 2009.

Cytoskeletal Motor Proteins by Ron Vale, July 2007 - Part 1: Introduction to Motor Proteins (43:13)

submitted by: video_collector
Molecular motor proteins are fascinating enzymes that power much of the movement performed by living organisms. In the first part of this lecture, I will provide an overview of the motors that move along cytoskeletal tracks (kinesin and dynein which move along microtubules and myosin which moves along actin). The main focus of this lecture is on how motor proteins work. How does a nanoscale protein convert energy from ATP hydrolysis into unidirectional motion and force production? What tools...

Biology of Plants

submitted by: scivee-team

An overview of the process of photosynthesis and the biology of plants - function, reproduction and life.