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Exploitable results – Plastic hosts bacteria and may play role in their transportation

Result description

Bacterial 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 result

http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acs.est.5b01093

References

De 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

Reported by

Institute of Agricultural and Fisheries Research (ILVO)
Belgium