Critical Plant Gene Takes Unexpected Detour that Could Boost Biofuel Yields (1 of 2) (image) DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory Share Print E-Mail Caption Meng Xie (left) and Wellington Muchero of Oak Ridge National Laboratory led a team that discovered a critical gene in poplar plants that consistently revealed mutations that was not previously known to exist. Credit Genevieve Martin/Oak Ridge National Laboratory, U.S. Dept. of Energy Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.