Impact of silver nanoparticles on natural marine biofilm bacteria.

  title={Impact of silver nanoparticles on natural marine biofilm bacteria.},
  author={Julia Fabrega and Rui Zhang and Joanna C. Renshaw and Wen-Tso Liu and Jamie R. Lead},
  volume={85 6},
There has been a recent increase in the use of silver nanoparticles (Ag NPs) in a wide range of consumer products due to their highly effective antimicrobial properties. However, Ag NPs give cause for concern since their wide use makes them likely to be released into aquatic ecosystems and potentially affect natural bacterial communities. In this study marine biofilms were grown in situ in a coastal site (Singapore Harbour) and exposed in the laboratory for a further 24h to 0-2000 μg L⁻¹ of… CONTINUE READING