alexa Production of an extracellular polyethylene-degrading enzyme(s) by Streptomyces species
Environmental Sciences

Environmental Sciences

Journal of Pollution Effects & Control

Author(s): A L Pometto, B T Lee, K E Johnson

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Extracellular culture concentrates were prepared from Streptomyces viridosporus T7A, Streptomyces badius 252, and Streptomyces setonii 75Vi2 shake flask cultures. Ten-day-heat-treated (70 degrees C) starch-polyethylene degradable plastic films were incubated with shaking with active or inactive enzyme for 3 weeks (37 degrees C). Active enzyme illustrated changes in the films' Fourier transform infrared spectra, mechanical properties, and polyethylene molecular weight distributions.

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This article was published in Applied and Environmental Microbiology and referenced in Journal of Pollution Effects & Control

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