[ExI] Fungi eat plastic and can survive without oxygen; may clean ocean and landfills
possiblepaths2050 at gmail.com
Fri May 8 07:24:13 UTC 2015
"A group of students from Yale's Department of Molecular Physics and
Biochemistry traveled to Ecuador and found a fungus that wants to eat
polyurethane. This new type of fungus can digest polyurethane in two
weeks, rather than the 1,000 years it would take just sitting around."
"It's the first fungus ever found to survive on only polyurethane, no
oxygen needed, which is why they want to use it at the bottom of landfills."
John : )
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