Soil bacteria turning carbon dioxide into cheese
A soil bacterium that can grow on a mixture of carbon dioxide, oxygen and hydrogen can be modified to produce useful substances, such as proteins.
In this podcast from BNR Science hear your researcher Sandy Schmidt of the University of Groningen. She talks more about how far along she is with her research in which a German soil bacterium turns carbon dioxide, oxygen and hydrogen into cheese and medicine, among other things. And she outlines the challenges she faces in the process.
Read more about the study here: Soil bacteria make proteins and drugs from carbon dioxide.