Dissolved organic carbon leaching from plastics stimulates microbial activity in the ocean

Author(s)
Cristina Romera-Castillo, Maria Pinto, Teresa M. Langer, Xose Anton Alvarez-Salgado, Gerhard J. Herndl
Organisation(s)
Department of Limnology and Bio-Oceanography
Journal
Nature Communications
Volume
9
No. of pages
7
ISSN
2041-1723
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-018-03798-5
Publication date
04-2018
Publication status
Published
Peer reviewed
Yes
Austrian Fields of Science 2012
105906 Environmental geosciences
Keywords
MARINE-ENVIRONMENT, BACTERIAL-GROWTH, ATLANTIC-OCEAN, MICROPLASTICS, MATTER, ACCUMULATION, RESPIRATION, DEGRADATION, WATER
Portal url
https://ucris.univie.ac.at/portal/en/publications/dissolved-organic-carbon-leaching-from-plastics-stimulates-microbial-activity-in-the-ocean(b9552cab-e2a1-4f09-9ef0-db5e0a1df62c).html