Abiotic and Biotic Degradation of Oxo-Biodegradable Plastic Bags by Pleurotus ostreatus

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da Luz, José Maria Rodrigues ; Paes, Sirlaine Albino ; Bazzolli, Denise Mara Soares ; Tótola, Marcos Rogério ; Demuner, Antônio Jacinto ; Kasuya, Maria Catarina Megumi (2014)
  • Publisher: Public Library of Science
  • Journal: PLoS ONE, volume 9, issue 11 (issn: 1932-6203, eissn: 1932-6203)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0107438, pmc: PMC4242504
  • Subject: Q | R | Biotechnology | Research Article | Biology and Life Sciences | Science | Microbiology | Industrial Microbiology | Medicine | Mycology | Applied Microbiology

In this study, we evaluated the growth of Pleurotus ostreatus PLO6 using oxo-biodegradable plastics as a carbon and energy source. Oxo-biodegradable polymers contain pro-oxidants that accelerate their physical and biological degradation. These polymers were developed to... View more
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