New enzyme for the conversion and binding of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide CO2
Scientists from the University of Göttingen found new members of carbonic anhydrase from a living fossil, a coralline sponge, major contributors to reef building processes. These sponges are able to develop CaCO3-skeletons. Carbonic Anhydrase is a family of metalloenzymes that catalyse the conversion of carbon dioxide, the most abundant greenhouse gas whose elimination seems to be crucial to slow down global warming.
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