Can bacteria be used to repair wood or concrete?



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    BacillaFilla was created by nine students from University of Newcastle who entered the International Genetically Engineered Machines contest (iGEM) which is sponsored by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, Boston.

    The bacteria spread into and through cement cracks then, produce a bacteria glue and calcium carbonate mixture that forms a compound with strength similar to concrete.

    Currently there is no bacteria that can repair wood. Rather, many bacteria are harmful to wood. There are several types of naturally bacteria-resistant  wood available such as some cedars, and bamboos.


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