Huge success of publication in former P4SB project

Researchers at the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ) still celebrate the success of their work on biorecycling.

The research team isolated a soil bacterium from a site rich in brittle plastic waste in order to examine bacterial biodegradability of polyurethanes. The strain, identified as Pseudomonas sp. by 16S rRNA gene sequencing and membrane fatty acid profile, was able to grow on a PU-diol solution, a polyurethane oligomer, as the sole source of carbon and energy. The article "Toward Biorecycling: Isolation of a Soil Bacterium That Grows on a Polyurethane Oligomer and Monomer" which was published in Frontiers in Microbiology attracted an enourmous attention all over the world with countless references in the press. It has more views than 98% of all Frontiers articles. Congratulations!

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