Exploitable results – Plastic hosts bacteria and may play role in their transportation
Result descriptionBacterial community composition on plastics in seawater varies widely and differs from those of sediment and seawater, indicating that plastics represent a distinct environmental niche and shedding light on the possible role of plastic as transport vehicle for bacteria through the aquatic environment.
Result type* exploitable scientific result
Link to resulthttp://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acs.est.5b01093
ReferencesDe Tender, C.A., Devrieses, L.I., Haegeman, A., Maes, S., Ruttink, T. and P. Dawyndt (2015) Bacterial Community Profiling of Plastic Litter in the Belgian Part of the North Sea. Environ. Sci. Technol., 49(16), 9629-9638, doi: 10.1021/acs.est.5b01093
Keywordsbacteria, community composition, plastic, transportation
Record Number: 181909 / Last updated on: 2016-04-29
Information source: Marine Information Platform