Here’s What Makes The Amazon Forest A Wonder Of Nature

Pestalotiopsis Microspora

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Considering Amazon as the world’s largest forest, there are so many things to see here. We can find some of the unique species of plants in this forest. One thing to note here is the Pestalotiopsis Microspora, a type of fungus discovered in 2011 by Pria Anand from Yale University. Surprisingly, she was a student at that time when she found it. This Pestalotiopsis Microspora is a type of endophytic fungi that is capable of breaking down plastics. These fungi, also known as bacteria, lived in different tissues of plants like roots, stems, leaves, fruits, and even in its flowers. Even if this is a fungus, it doesn’t have any adverse impact on plants. Nowadays, many studies examine this fungus and conclude that it might be the solution to our plastic pollution problem.

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