Monday, February 9, 2015

BacterioFiles 201 - Plastic-Producing Prokaryote Process

PHB granules in cells
This episode: Bacteria from wastewater treatment sludge can produce lots of biodegradable plastic!

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Show notes:
Journal Paper

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