Environmental Science

Wax Worm

Wax Worms: Nature’s Answer to the Plastic Crisis?

Frederica Bertocchini has made groundbreaking discoveries in the field of plastic degradation using biological systems. The wax worms, Galleria mellonella, are at the forefront of this research, capable of degrading sturdy synthetic polymers like PE and PS. Bertocchini’s lab discovered
September 7, 2023