Pandas and beavers digestion of bamboo and trees can help biofuel production

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

In Canada, scientists in Ottawa with Agriculture Canada are looking at how pandas digest bamboo to better understand the fungi and microbes that help them digest the branches and twigs.

The hope is that the digestion and microbiomes pandas can help researchers apply that knowledge to ruminant digestion and help with biofuel production from plant cellulose.