November 21, 2008 Vol8, Issue 388
On the news page of The Week Gary Strobel was cited as discovering an unusual fungus Gliocladium roseum; which was emitting a strong smelling gas. He was studying the antibiotic properties when he found out that this fugnus was breathing out hydrocarbons.
Apparently, hydrocarbons ar the same compustible compounds found in oil, gasoline and disel fuel.the fugnus make hydrocarbons after eating astringy plant fiber caled a common cellulose.
This is very exciting!
Stroble thinks that these plants could eb grown in factories like baker's yeast and they would not take up much space.
What do you think?