Development of tailored indigenous marine consortia for the degradation of naturally weathered polyethylene films.

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Syranidou, Evdokia; Karkanorachaki, Katerina; Amorotti, Filippo; Repouskou, Eftychia; Kroll, Kevin; Kolvenbach, Boris; Corvini, Philippe F-X; Fava, Fabio; Kalogerakis, Nicolas;
(2017)
  • Publisher: Public Library of Science (PLoS)
  • Journal: PLoS ONE,volume 12,issue 8 (issn: 1932-6203, eissn: 1932-6203)
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  • Related identifiers: pmc: PMC5571942, doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0183984
  • Subject: Macromolecules | Biotechnology | Research Article | Earth Sciences | Bacteria | Biodegradation, Environmental | Sociology | Biodegradation | Microscopy, Electron, Scanning | Environmental Biotechnology | Bacterial-mediated polyethylene (PE) | Polymer Chemistry | Materials by Structure | Polyethylene | Marine Biology | Bacteriology | Marine and Aquatic Sciences | Physical Sciences | Seawater | Spectroscopy, Fourier Transform Infrared | Polymers | Bacterial Biofilms | Agricultural and Biological Sciences (all) | Polymerase Chain Reaction | Chemistry | Biology and Life Sciences | Rheology | Materials Science | Plastics | Microbiology | Medicine | Consortia | Applied Microbiology | Water Microbiology | Q | R | Metagenome | Social Sciences | Science | Materials by Attribute | Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (all) | Biofilms

Summarization: This study investigated the potential of bacterial-mediated polyethylene (PE) degradation in a two-phase microcosm experiment. During phase I, naturally weathered PE films were incubated for 6 months with the indigenous marine community alone as well as b... View more