1 reply [Last post]
Joined: 03/08/2012
Groups: None

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

Joined: 05/19/2009
Groups: Contenders
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."




Developed by: UW Center for Game Science, UW Institute for Protein Design, Northeastern University, Vanderbilt University Meiler Lab, UC Davis
Supported by: DARPA, NSF, NIH, HHMI, Amazon, Microsoft, Adobe, RosettaCommons