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CWSF 2016 - Montreal, Quebec

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Aiding Biodegration by Limiting Carbon
Abstract:Plastic resistant to biodegrading poses a major environmental threat. With easily digestible biopolymers available in nature, few microorganisms developed weak abilities to disintegrate plastic. The study aims to accelerate bacterial biodegradation activity by limiting carbon source to plastic therefore forcing microorganisms to adapt and upregulate necessary metabolic pathways. Pseudomonas demonstrated biodegradation activity acceleration from 1.39% in carbon-saturated to 21.335% in carbon-restricted mediums in three months.

Awards Value
The Society of Toxicology Award
Sponsor: The Society of Toxicology
Excellence Award - Intermediate
Bronze Medal
Sponsor: Youth Science Canada
Western University Scholarship
Bronze Medallist - $1000 Entrance Scholarship
Sponsor: Western University
$1 000.00
Total$1 750.00