The idea of self-destructing bacteria sounds good. I mean, who wants bacteria to keep growingâ€”anywhere? But in the case of biofuel-producing bacteria, it's an especially fantastic concept, which is why Cyanobacteria was created.
Cyanobacteria was developed by researchers at Arizona State University. It's a self-destructing bacteria that dissolves from the inside out, which makes it substantially easier to access the high-energy fats and biofuel byproducts within it. The development of Cyanobacteria stands to be seriously beneficial for fuel production since it has a higher yield potential than most biofuels being tested today.
Click through the gallery to see what Cyanobacteria looks like (shudder).