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I also found something other of interest, apparently a certain Daniel Burd isolated some microorganisms from a landfill, full info here: The organisms that he found degrading PET were genus Sphingomonas and Pseudomonas. I couldn't find weather they had PVC degrading capabilities though. As ...


If you read the Wikipedia article carefully, and the recent article in PNAS on improving the enzymes responsible for TET degradation, it is evident that Ideonella sakaiensis is the only example so far known of a bacterium that can use PET as an energy source. As it is a Japanese marine bacterium it will not be found in “domestic spaces”. The requirement for ...


Either; they're identical to the units of $N(0)$. In $N =N(0) e^{kt}$, $t$ has units of time (days, minutes, whatever you have chosen) $k$ has units of (1/time) (inverse of $t$'s units) $kt$ is thus unitless, as is $e^{kt}$ $N$ and $N(0)$ have the same units.


The product is 4ATP not 2, 2 is the net product because two are used to start the reaction. Looking at the complete glycolysis reaction helps. ATP can be used to start another round of glycolysis which yields 4 ATP which can then start 2 rounds of glycolysis which yields 8 ATP, rinse repeat its an exponential process, ATP can be taken from this for other ...

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