Wakana Sugano

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In order to assess the degradability of plastics in solid waste disposal landfill sites, microbial populations capable of degrading five kinds of plastic-constituting polymers, poly epsilon-caprolactone (PCL), polylactic acid (PLA), polyethylene glycol (PEG), poly-beta-hydroxybutyrate (PHB) and cellulose acetate (CA), in a sea-based solid waste disposal(More)
Cellulose acetate (CA)-degrading bacteria were isolated from samples obtained from environments at a population size of 6.7 x 10(1) to 1.0 x 10(8) halo-forming cfu/ml-water or g-solid, suggesting their ubiquitous presence. The classification of 35 isolated strains of CA-degrading bacteria into 15 genera indicates that CA-degrading activity is over a wide(More)
Animal bodies are shaped by skeletons, which are built inside the body by biomineralization of condensed mesenchymal cells in vertebrates [1, 2] and echinoderms [3, 4], or outside the body by apical secretion of extracellular matrices by epidermal cell layers in arthropods [5]. In each case, the skeletons' shapes are a direct reflection of the pattern of(More)
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