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PETase - An Enzyme that degrades plasticsPETase - An Enzyme that degrades plasticsCan Fold.it help them finding a quick solution, too?

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It was found in a bacterium

It was found in a bacterium that had evolved to eat plastic.

"The Kyoto researchers identified the gene in the bacteria’s DNA that is responsible for the PET-digesting enzyme. They then were able to manufacture more of the enzyme and then demonstrate that PET could be broken down with the enzyme alone."

http://www.pnas.org/content/115/19/E4350

https://www.sciencealert.com/scientists-accidentally-engineered-mutant-enzyme-eats-through-plastic-pet-petase-pollution

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