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Early microbial biofilm formation on marine plastic debris.
An important aspect of the global problem of plastic debris pollution is plastic buoyancy. There is some evidence that buoyancy is influenced by attached biofilms but as yet this is poorlyExpand
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Sea surface microlayers: A unified physicochemical and biological perspective of the air–ocean interface
The sea surface microlayer (SML) covers more than 70% of the Earth’s surface and is the boundary layer interface between the ocean and the atmosphere. This important biogeochemical and ecologicalExpand
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Microbiology of aquatic surface microlayers.
Aquatic surface microlayers are unique microbial ecosystems found at the air-water interface of all open water bodies and are often referred to as the neuston. Unambiguous interpretation of theExpand
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Effect of Sphingobium yanoikuyae B1 inoculation on bacterial community dynamics and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon degradation in aged and freshly PAH-contaminated soils.
Sphingobium yanoikuyae B1 is able to degrade a range of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and as a sphingomonad belongs to one of the dominant genera found in PAH-contaminated soils. WeExpand
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Multi-year assessment of coastal planktonic fungi reveals environmental drivers of diversity and abundance
Mycoplankton have so far been a neglected component of pelagic marine ecosystems, having been poorly studied relative to other plankton groups. Currently, there is a lack of understanding of howExpand
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Seasonal microbial community dynamics correlate with phytoplankton-derived polysaccharides in surface coastal waters
Phytoplankton produce large amounts of polysaccharide gel material known as transparent exopolymer particles (TEP). We investigated the potential links between phytoplankton-derived TEP and microbialExpand
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The sea-surface microlayer is a gelatinous biofilm
One of John McN Sieburth’s many contributions to biological oceanography was his proposal of a hydrated gelatinous surface microlayer film at the air–sea interface (Sieburth, 1983). The purpose ofExpand
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Dissolved organic carbon and bacterial populations in the gelatinous surface microlayer of a Norwegian fjord mesocosm.
The sea surface microlayer is the interfacial boundary layer between the marine environment and the troposphere. Surface microlayer samples were collected during a fjord mesocosm experiment to studyExpand
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Comparison and validation of sampling strategies for the molecular microbial analysis of surface microlayers.
A range of sampling methods are available to sample the sea surface microlayer, including mesh screens (MS), glass plates (GP), hydrophobic (PTFE, polytetrafluoroethylene) and hydrophilic (PC,Expand
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Guide to best practices to study the ocean's surface
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