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MRW I'm in line at a busy Subway and the guy in front of me orders 8 subs, all toasted.
63412
The Paramount Pictures logo on the day it was originally painted. [1965]
5872
Fuck it, Blake Bortles upvote party
43252
TIL Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet pledged their financial support the last living Titanic survivor, Millvinia Dean, after it was reported that she’d been forced to sell her mementos from the wreck to pay for nursing home bills.
39384
China says shutdown shows U.S. democracy chaotic and chronically flawed
6209
Economics 101
13732
Creepy fin whale carcass
31312
How do you prevent US citizens from immigrating to the US?
44779
I ghosted my boyfriend of 5 years.
21584
Mhm
15392
2meirl4meirl
57285
Wait for it
11880
Gun safety
13284
Someone used my credit card and ordered two 256gb iPhone X's to my house.
38824
Hello. I want to be the best tip bot on Reddit, but I need Karma to get past Reddit's Api limits. Help me /r/Garlicoin. You are my only hope.
37911
Hexagonal paper for drawing organic compounds
14386
A lovely pregnancy announcement .
5467
When someone wonders how a sub under 450k subscribers can constantly be on the front page
20785
Well that elevated quickly
135098
Fighting litter with crows
16739
Apache Pilots Marry at West Point
13948
Flipbook in a flipbook
46119
The F fell off my Ford Fiesta Flame. Now I drive a Ford Fiesta Lame.
43489
She is a Horrible Sister
25563
I can’t stop watching this. VR guitar hero but with lightsabres
11878
grandson on ken m
3356
Pemdas
3691
The REAL gay agenda
15248
The exact moment Harrison Ford accidentally punched Ryan Gosling on the set of Blade Runner 2049
25702
The difference between WW1 and WWII
14702
hmmm
11963
What is usual in Europe, but unusual in America?
10277
Does my barrel pond count?
20774
Could you have picked a more expensive vehicle to get into an accident with
7476
Deer with amazing antlers walking through water ??
20625
I converted my carpet stairs to hardwood
15615
Yeah, I’ve just been on a hold for like, a really long time.
7811
This golf course where lightning struck
6661
Don’t be a jerk who takes the mini figures out of the package then returns it. I don’t like you.
1876
r/NFL during the 4th quarter
805 mvea Journal reference: Khan, S., et al., Biodegradation of polyester polyurethane by Aspergillus tubingensis, Environmental Pollution (2017), http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.envpol.2017.03.012 Link: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0269749117300295?via%3Dihub Highlights • Aspergillus tubingensis was isolated, identified, and found to degrade polyurethane (PU). • The SEM and ATR-FTIR results clearly showed the degradation on the surface of PU. • Esterase and lipase activities were determined in the presence of different supplements to medium. • This is the first report showing A. tubingensis capable of degrading PU. Abstract > The xenobiotic nature and lack of degradability of polymeric materials has resulted in vast levels of environmental pollution and numerous health hazards. Different strategies have been developed and still more research is being in progress to reduce the impact of these polymeric materials. This work aimed to isolate and characterize polyester polyurethane (PU) degrading fungi from the soil of a general city waste disposal site in Islamabad, Pakistan. A novel PU degrading fungus was isolated from soil and identified as Aspergillus tubingensis on the basis of colony morphology, macro- and micro-morphology, molecular and phylogenetic analyses. The PU degrading ability of the fungus was tested in three different ways in the presence of 2% glucose: (a) on SDA agar plate, (b) in liquid MSM, and (c) after burial in soil. Our results indicated that this strain of A. tubingensis was capable of degrading PU. Using scanning electron microscopy (SEM), we were able to visually confirm that the mycelium of A. tubingensis colonized the PU material, causing surface degradation and scarring. The formation or breakage of chemical bonds during the biodegradation process of PU was confirmed using Attenuated Total Reflectance Fourier Transform Infrared (ATR-FTIR) spectroscopy. The biodegradation of PU was higher when plate culture method was employed, followed by the liquid culture method and soil burial technique. Notably, after two months in liquid medium, the PU film was totally degraded into smaller pieces. Based on a comprehensive literature search, it can be stated that this is the first report showing A. tubingensis capable of degrading PU. This work provides insight into the role of A. tubingensis towards solving the dilemma of PU wastes through biodegradation.
656 KronosIII Someone tell me why this means nothing and i have no reason to be optimistic
1420 onetwopunch26 "Life, uh, finds a way" -Dr Ian Jurassic Park (the only good one)
95 kaliakoudis Half the comments are humorous and the other half talk about a fungi apocalypse. Am I the only one here genuinely impressed?
932 oldblueeyess So what happens when this gets out of the rubbish dump and into our world filled with plastic cars, boats, structures and products. Won't that just degrade basically everything? Maybe thinking on the extreme side of things but seems like a legitimate concern.
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37 aManOfTheNorth So we have found the ring master. Hungry for plastic, it created man.