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Peer Review Status: Refereed
Title: From rivers to marine environments: A constantly evolving microbial community within the plastisphere
Author(s): Delacuvellerie, Alice
Ballerini, Tosca
Frère, Laura
Matallana-Surget, Sabine
Dumontet, Bruno
Wattiez, Ruddy
Contact Email: sabine.matallanasurget@stir.ac.uk
Keywords: Hydrocarbonoclastic bacteria
Pathogenic bacteria
16S rRNA amplicon sequencing
Biofilm
Plastic debris
Issue Date: Jun-2022
Date Deposited: 3-May-2022
Citation: Delacuvellerie A, Ballerini T, Frère L, Matallana-Surget S, Dumontet B & Wattiez R (2022) From rivers to marine environments: A constantly evolving microbial community within the plastisphere. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 179, Art. No.: 113660. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2022.113660
Abstract: Plastics accumulate in the environment and the Mediterranean Sea is one of the most polluted sea in the world. The plastic surface is rapidly colonized by microorganisms, forming the plastisphere. Our unique sampling supplied 107 plastic pieces from 22 geographical sites from four aquatic ecosystems (river, estuary, harbor and inshore) in the south of France in order to better understand the parameters which influence biofilm composition. In parallel, 48 enrichment cultures were performed to investigate the presence of plastic degrading-bacteria in the plastisphere. In this context, we showed that the most important drivers of microbial community structure were the sampling site followed by the polymer chemical composition. The study of pathogenic genus distribution highlighted that only 11% of our plastic samples contained higher proportions of Vibrio compared to the natural environment. Finally, results of the enrichment cultures showed a selection of hydrocarbon-degrading microorganisms suggesting their potential role in the plastic degradation.
DOI Link: 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2022.113660
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