September 3, 2013

Bacteria and Plants: Master Chemists

Bacteria and Plants are master chemists. They synthesize mind boggling variety of chemical compounds like macro molecules like sugars, proteins, lipids and enzymes using simple chemicals present in the medium and soil. Some of them take mineral carbon (CO2) and water and partition it into products of great use e.g. proteins, sugars, lipids and hydrocarbons. As opposed to the their counterparts in the laboratory which can create optimum conditions like high temperature and pressure required for the reactions, they do the same synthesis under the prevailing conditions using enzymes which they synthesize in the first place. Then there are others… Read More »Bacteria and Plants: Master Chemists