Pestalotiopsis microspora (Plastic eating mushroom)


Pestalotiopsis microspora is a genus of ascomycete fungi. Pestalotiopsis is often referred to as the plastic eating mushroom after students from Yale found the fungi in the Amazon. They were able to demonstrate that the fungi could grow on the synthetic polymer polyurethane. Read more about the properties of this fascinating mushroom in this American Society of Microbiology article:

Available on an agar plate or as liquid culture in a sterile syringe. Plates and liquid culture created to order to insure the highest quality.

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