Response to Comment on "a bacterium that degrades and assimilates poly(ethylene terephthalate)"

Shosuke Yoshida, Kazumi Hiraga, Toshihiko Takehana, Ikuo Taniguchi, Hironao Yamaji, Yasuhito Maeda, Kiyotsuna Toyohara, Kenji Miyamoto, Yoshiharu Kimura, Kohei Oda

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    Abstract

    Yang et al. suggest that the use of low-crystallinity poly(ethylene terephthalate) (PET) exaggerates our results. However, the primary focus of our study was identifying an organism capable of the biological degradation and assimilation of PET, regardless of its crystallinity. We provide additional PET depolymerization data that further support several other lines of data showing PET assimilation by growing cells of Ideonella sakaiensis.

    Original languageEnglish
    Article number759-C
    JournalScience
    Volume353
    Issue number6301
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Aug 19 2016

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