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Biofilm found on microplastic debris observed



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Biofilm found on microplastic debris observed by scanning electron microscopy. This plastic was collected during the May 2014 7th Continent expedition to the North Atlantic ocean gyre, where a vast mass of floating plastic waste has accumulated. The biofilm here is a bacterial community which has developed on plastic debris floating in the sea; this debris has been called the plastisphere.


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