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Plastic DB

About Plastic DB

The database currently has 633 species of microorganisms that were reported in the scientific literature to have plastic-degrading capabilities and 212 proteins described to breakdown plastics.

The database is updated bimonthly to keep up with new publications and reports of plastic biodegradation. There are several options for using the data in the database:

If you have any information about microorganisms and proteins that we could use to improve the database, please submit a request to add, remove, or modify. You can also leave any comments in this form and we will get back to you.

If you used our database in your research, please cite: Phylogenetic Distribution of Plastic-Degrading Microorganisms. Victor Gambarini, Olga Pantos, Joanne M. Kingsbury, Louise Weaver, Kim M. Handley, Gavin Lear. mSystems Jan 2021, 6 (1) e01112-20; DOI: 10.1128/mSystems.01112-20.