Microbes on a Bottle: Substrate, Season and Geography Influence Community Composition of Microbes Colonizing Marine Plastic Debris.

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Oberbeckmann, Sonja; Osborn, A. Mark; Duhaime, Melissa B.;
(2016)
  • Publisher: Public Library of Science (PLoS)
  • Journal: PLoS ONE,volume 11,issue 8 (issn: 1932-6203, eissn: 1932-6203)
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  • Related identifiers: pmc: PMC4972250, doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0159289
  • Subject: Research Article | Earth Sciences | Bacteria | Materials by Structure | Amorphous Solids | Marine Biology | Ribosomes | Bacteriology | Marine and Aquatic Sciences | Physical Sciences | C180 Ecology | Bacterial Biofilms | Sea Water | Glass | Biology and Life Sciences | Non-coding RNA | Hydrology | RNA | Materials Science | Plastics | Microbiology | Medicine | Nucleic acids | Q | R | Cell biology | Cellular structures and organelles | Biochemistry | Ribosomal RNA | Science | Organisms | Materials by Attribute | Biofilms

Plastic debris pervades in our oceans and freshwater systems and the potential ecosystem-level impacts of this anthropogenic litter require urgent evaluation. Microbes readily colonize aquatic plastic debris and members of these biofilm communities are speculated to inc... View more
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