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Steve Karlen

GLBRC research scientist Steve Karlen with an orchid in the Botany Greenhouse on the University of Wisconsin–Madison campus. For a new study published in Science Advances, Karlen sampled over 60 plants from all over the phylogenetic tree, finding that many plants naturally or natively create "zip-lignin." The discovery could open the door to breeding plants for increased degradability or engineering them for easier processing. Read full story »