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Fiber: Biopulping

A new example of industrial biotechnology for fiber is biopulping -- using a fungus to convert wood chips to paper pulp while reducing energy use and pollutants. Other fibers from plants and animals include cotton, wool, silk, linen, leather, umber and paper.
Fungus strands growing on wood (magnified).
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