Producing palm oil substitute from corn waste

The unicellular fungus Ustilago maydis (left: microscopic image) is the pathogen that causes the plant disease corn smut (right: image of a plant with the disease). The fungus can be genetically modified to produce a microbial oil. Credit: HHU / Magnus Philipp Is a sustainable, local alternative to palm oil possible? The research consortium NextVegOil … Read more