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Caterpillar Guts Could Help Break Down Plastic Waste


November 21, 2017

NewsDog - Caterpillars that munch through plastic may help us understand how to break the polluting waste substance, researchers, including one of Indian origin, have found.

According to Anisha Navlekar of Texas Tech University in the US, some bacteria have been shown to colonise and help degrade plastics in the ocean, so it makes sense that the microorganisms also appear to be helping the caterpillars break down plastics. 

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