polymer producing bacteria

R. Lee Steensland bnorse at eskimo.com
Wed Nov 1 10:01:49 EST 1995


Does anyone have ANY informaion about a bacteria that produces a 
biodegradable plastic in its cells?  I heard about them several months 
ago, and I would like to find more information about them.  These bacteria 
were part of a genetics experment I recall.  These particular bacteria 
have a slow growthrate, so scientists removed the polymer gene from that 
bacteria and inserted it into another bacteria with a faster growthrate, 
thereby producing more polymer...

Thanks...






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