Monday, February 6, 2012

New Mushroom Eats Styrofoam - Yale University

Pestalotiopsis microspora, a fungus found by a Yale University student on a plant collecting expedition to the rain forest in Ecuador, eats polyurethane

At least theoretically, it should be able to devour landfill from the bottom up. Make sure to look for the article in your next issue of the Applied and Environmental Microbiology Journal.

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