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IIT Bombay researchers find bacteria that may help remove pollutants

Mumbai | India

While carrying out a routine experiment on degradation of pollutants, researchers from IIT-Bombay have stumbled upon an organism which preferentially feeds on hazardous aromatic pollutants over glucose. The discovery of this strain of bacterium, called Pseudomonas putida CSV86, can help in eliminating a diverse range of aromatic pollutants such as naphthalene (in household insect repellents), benzoate (in food preservatives), plastics and industrial chemicals.

Times of India | Last Updated : 07-Apr-19

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