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The conversion of organic materials, such as plant or animal waste, into usable products or energy sources by biological processes or agents, such as certain microorganisms.
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The conversion of one form of energy (e.g., organic waste) into another by the action of plants or microorganisms—e.g., conversion of biomass to ethanol, methanol or methane.
The use of bacteria to convert a chemical in a reaction to another chemical.
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Transformation of organic matter into energy.
[bio- + conversion]
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bioconversionthe conversion of a substance (SUBSTRATE) into another substance (product) as a result of biological activity, using for example living CELLS or isolated ENZYMES. See, for example, IMMOBILIZED CELLS, IMMOBILIZED ENZYMES.
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