Comment on "A bacterium that degrades and assimilates poly(ethylene terephthalate) "

Yu Yang, Jun Yang, Lei Jiang

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Abstract

Yoshida et al. (Report, 11 March 2016, p. 1196) reported that the bacterium Ideonella sakaiensis 201-F6 can degrade and assimilate poly(ethylene terephthalate) (PET). However, the authors exaggerated degradation efficiency using a low-crystallinity PETand presented no straightforward experiments to verify depolymerization and assimilation of PET. Thus, the authors conclusions are rather misleading.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)759
Number of pages1
JournalScience
Volume353
Issue number6301
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 19 Aug 2016
Externally publishedYes

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Comment on "A bacterium that degrades and assimilates poly(ethylene terephthalate) ". / Yang, Yu; Yang, Jun; Jiang, Lei.

In: Science, Vol. 353, No. 6301, 19.08.2016, p. 759.

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