I, as a researcher at Texas A&M (the other cap I wear besides the one at EVO), am pleased to announce a key publication in collaboration with colleagues in China. I am excited, not only because we were successful in publishing it, but because of what we learned from the study. Great job Minmin, Jibin and team.
We determined BSF larvae in conjunction with associated bacteria are capable of degrading tetracycline in animal waste. Another feather in the proverbial cap of the BSF and insects as food.... feed.... and bioremediators!
Cai, M., S. Ma, R. Hu, J. K. Tomberlin, C. Yu, Y. Huang, S. Zhan, W. Li, L. Zheng, Z. Yu, and J. Zhang. 2018. Systematic characterization and proposed pathway of tetracycline degradation in solid waste treatment by Hermetia illucens with intestinal microbiota. Environmental Pollution.
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