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Potato vines have been altered to produce a commercially valuable cellulase enzyme, providing up to $200 additional profit per acre for farmers.

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Document Title: Potato Vines to Enzymes
Category: Agricultural Research
Media Type: Graphics
Date of Image/Photo: May 1999
Background: Getting cellulase from potato vines is an example of Pacific Northwest National Laboratory's agricultural biotechnology work, where agricultural crops are being engineered to produce commercially valuable industrial enzymes in nonedible portions of plants. Engineering potato vines to produce cellulase makes the vines a commercially valuable product instead of a waste product.
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