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Jungle fungus eats plastic, beats cancer

Pestalotiopsis microspora by Yale University

By Rady Ananda

Feb. 6, 2012: Researchers have found the first endophytic fungus that eats plastic, and can use it as its sole food source even in an oxygen-free environment. [1]

Pestalotiopsis microspora presents a massive bioremediation opportunity for landfills, where buried and surface plastics can be degraded naturally.

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