Once specific enzymes are chosen, they are grown in a type of bacteria that can be incubated and then introduced into plant cells. The plants then grow with enzymes in them in a dormant state. To activate the cellulose-chopping function in plants, Agrivida is developing another enzyme that will act as a "switch." The switch is activated after harvest by exposing plants to high temperatures or through other methods.
May 19, 2011 7:01 AM PDT
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