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Table 1 Bacterial strains associated with PE degradation

From: Biodegradation of polyethylene: a brief review

Bacterial strain Substrate Country of origin References
Streptomyces badius, S. setonii, starch-PE USA [81]
Arthrobacter paraffineus LDPE, HDPE Sweden [2]
Brevibacillus borstelensis LDPE Israel [41]
Nocardia asteroids LDPE, HDPE France, Czech Republic [54]
Rhodococcus rhodochrous LDPE, HDPE France, Czech Republic [54]
Bacillus halodenitrificans LDPE India [91]
Bacillus sphericus LDPE, HDPE India [105]
Arthrobacter sp. HDPE India [8]
Pseudomonas sp. HDPE India [8]
Staphylococcus epidermidis LDPE India [17]
Rhodococcus rhodochrous LDPE, HDPE, LLDPE France, Belgium, Italy [34]
Arthrobacter viscosus, Acinetobacter baumannii
Bacillus amyloliquefaciens, B. cereus B. circulans, B. mycoides, B. pumilus, B. thuringienesis, M. luteous, M. lylae
LDPE Poland [74]
Pseudomonas fluorescens, Paenibacillus macerans, Rahnella aquatilis LDPE Poland [74]
Staphylococcus cohnii LDPE Poland [74]
Staphylococcus xylosus LDPE Poland [74]
Microbacterium paraoxydans LDPE India [84]
Pseudomonas aeruginosa LDPE India [84]
Rhodococcus ruber C208 LDPE Israel [93]
Pseudomonas sp. AKS2 LDPE India [110]
Klebsiella pneumonia HDPE India [7]