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- Arias-Andres, Maria; Rojas-Jimenez, Keilor; Grossart, Hans-Peter
- Trends in analytical chemistry 2019 v.112 pp. 234-240
- antibiotic resistance genes; aquatic ecosystems; biochemical pathways; biofilm; carbon metabolism; ecotoxicology; food webs; horizontal gene transfer; humans; interspersed repetitive sequences; microbial colonization; microbial communities; microbiome; microorganisms; microplastics; organic matter; pathogenicity; pollution
- ... Microplastics (MP) provide a unique and extensive surface for microbial colonization in aquatic ecosystems. The formation of microorganism-microplastic complexes, such as biofilms, maximizes the degradation of organic matter and horizontal gene transfer. In this context, MP affect the structure and function of microbial communities, which in turn render the physical and chemical fate of MP. This n ...