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Thursday, May 17 • 3:00pm - 3:20pm
Plastic Eating Microbes: A Review of Plastic Biodegradation

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Learn about the exciting potentials of utilizing microbial communities to transform plastic waste into living organisms, soil carbon, and useful products. This review discusses biodegradation of several types of polymers, with a special focus on polyethylene - the most ubiquitous plastic waste. Plastic waste is rapidly accumulating in the environment and damaging ecosystems, meanwhile plastic production is increasing. Facilitated biodegradation of existing plastics is possible and paramount.


Thursday May 17, 2018 3:00pm - 3:20pm PDT
SU 313 Stevenson Union

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