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By Good News Network Tuesday, February 07, 2012
The Amazon is home to more species than almost anywhere else on earth. One of them, carried home recently by a group from Yale University, appears to be quite happy eating plastic in airless landfills.
The fungus, new to science, has a voracious appetite for a global waste nightmare: polyurethane.
Their findings regarding the species estalotiopsis microspora were published in the journal Applied and Environmental Microbiology late last year.
(READ the story in FastCoexist)
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