BacterioFiles 273: Bottle-Biting Bacteria

October 25, 2016
Ideonella azotifigens cells

Ideonella azotifigens cells

This episode: Newly discovered bacteria can break down especially long-lived type of plastic!

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Show notes:
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Journal Paper:
Yoshida S, Hiraga K, Takehana T, Taniguchi I, Yamaji H, Maeda Y, Toyohara K, Miyamoto K, Kimura Y, Oda K. 2016. A bacterium that degrades and assimilates poly(ethylene terephthalate). Science 351:1196–1199.

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