Microbes Are Evolving to Digest Plastic, Study Finds

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Takeaways:

  • Researchers have found that microbes in the oceans and soil around the world are evolving very quickly to digest plastic.
  • The study also shows that the type and amount of enzymes have shown to correlate with location-specific pollution trends – which shoes how the growth in plastic pollution is causing these organisms to evolve.
  • The researchers found that higher counts of enzymes were found at deeper ocean levels where higher amounts of plastic is found.

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