Friday, October 23, 2009

The Sweet Sound of Microbiology

As a fiddle enthusiast, I felt compelled to link you to an inspiring story: fungi are being used to age modern wood into Stradavarius-quality wood, and create an award-winning bioviolin:

Fiddling with Fungi

Not only can microbes perform simple chemical reactions efficiently, they can also perform complex, almost mysterious aging processes to give soy sauce its flavor and violins their timbre. How sweet the sound of microbiology can be!

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