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genetic engineering... eat cellulose like starch

Postby zami'87. » Wed Apr 27, 2005 7:45 am

Now when we have genetic engineering and its many applications I was wondering what if a human could hydrolyze b-1,4 glycosidic bonds of cellulose. I mean we could eat cellulose like starch.Cool? Just insert the gene and voila! No hungry peoples(well and diets... :oops: ) I was just thinking...
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Postby MrMistery » Wed Apr 27, 2005 8:08 pm

Hmm... it might work... inserting the gene into he Lieberkuhn glands in the small intestine.. However, at least in my contry, this is illegal :x :x
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