Biodegradation of polyethylene by the thermophilic bacterium Brevibacillus borstelensis

@article{Hadad2005BiodegradationOP,
  title={Biodegradation of polyethylene by the thermophilic bacterium Brevibacillus borstelensis},
  author={Dana Hadad and Shimona Geresh and Akhil Sivan},
  journal={Journal of Applied Microbiology},
  year={2005},
  volume={98}
}
Aim:  To select a polyethylene‐degrading micro‐organism and to study the factors affecting its biodegrading activity. 
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