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Breaking Down Plastics With Bacteria: Miranda Wang and Jeanny Yao TED Prezi (with audio)

View full talk: http://www.ted.com/talks/two_young_scientists_break_down_plastics_with_bacteria.html Two young scientists break down plastics with bacteria
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Miranda Wang

on 13 October 2015

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Transcript of Breaking Down Plastics With Bacteria: Miranda Wang and Jeanny Yao TED Prezi (with audio)

Miranda
Jeanny
What We Are Up To Now
National Research Council Canada Montreal
University of Toronto Scarborough
Vancouver South
Waster Transfer Station
The
Research
BLAST
Identified strains are closely related Family Comamonadaceae
Nucleic Acid
Soil Samples
&
t's
an
ea
Worth Spreading!
Tha
Id
Where It All Began
Accumulation of Product Formed
Finding
Catabolic Pathway
Phthalic Acid
Phthalate-4,5-cis dihydrodiol
4,5-dihydroxyphthalate
Protocatechuic Acid
2-hydroxy-4-carboxymuconate-6-semialdehyde
3-carboxy-cis, cis-muconate
Efficient Degradation of Phthalic Acid
inoculum
re-inoculum
soil sample
mixed colonies on mixed phthalate plates
etc. for 14 colonies
isolate on mixed phthalate plate
Bird
Landfill
vs.
What are
Phthalates?
Sanctuary
Outcome
Penicillin
Miranda Wang & Jeanny Yao
TED Active
Long Beach, CA
Feb 2013
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