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Beetles That Break Down Wood Might Provide Key to Biofuel Research

The larva of the Asian longhorned beetle feeds and develops exclusively on the inner-wood of deciduous tree species (pictured here burrowing into oak wood.)

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Beetles That Break Down Wood Might Provide Key to Biofuel Research

The Asian longhorned beetle may shed light on novel mechanisms for degrading wood, according to Dr. Ming Tien, Penn State professor of biochemistry, Eberly College of Science.