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Cleaning Up Bunker Oil with White Rot Fungi

The white rot Trametes versicolor, colloquially known as the turkey tail, was one of six fungi tested for potential bioremediation use in Massachusetts. (Image cropped from photo by Luc De Leeuw via Flickr, CC-BY-NC-SA-2.0.)

Researchers evaluate how fungi better known for breaking down plant biomass do in a bioremediation application. The Science: Researchers evaluated the potential capabilities of six white rot fungi to break down oil in contaminated canal waters. The Impact: Though white rot fungi are known … [Read More]

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