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A bacterial enzyme converts greenhouse gas to liquid biofuel

November 9, 2023

A collaborative research team from the labs of Brian Hoffman and Amy Rosenzweig used a multidisciplinary approach to overcome challenges intrinsic to studying pMMO. By combining advanced spectroscopy and cryoelectron microscopy, they pinpointed pMMO’s active site where methane gets converted to methanol, a major stride in understanding methanotrophs’ remarkable chemistry.