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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(1): 910-918
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.901.101


Approaches for Enhancing Microbial Degradation
of Synthetic Plastics: A Review
Rashmi1*, Rakesh Kumar2 and D.V. Pathak2
1Deendayal Upadhyay Kaushal Kendra, Central University of Haryana, Mahendragarh, Haryana, India
2Department of Microbiology, Chaudhary Charan Singh Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar, Haryana, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

The term plastic is given to various polymers which can be moulded in different shapes as per the requirement in different sectors. Some plastics are biodegradable while others are not. The biodegradability of plastics depends upon many factors such as polymer characteristics and growth conditions. Because of complex polymeric structure and high molecular weight microorganisms cannot degrade plastics efficiently. So, scientists discover new ways to improve biodegradation. In this review, factors that can enhance plastic degradation by microorganisms including pre-treatment and blending of plastics, use of potent strains, modification in growth medium and biofilm formation are discussed.


Keywords: Microbial Degradation, Synthetic plastics, Polymer
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Rashmi, Rakesh Kumar and Pathak, D.V. 2020. Approaches for Enhancing Microbial Degradation of Synthetic Plastics: A Review.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(1): 910-918. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.901.101