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dc.creatorKettner, Marie Therese
dc.creatorRojas Jiménez, Keilor Osvaldo
dc.creatorOberbeckmann, Sonja
dc.creatorLabrenz, Matthias
dc.creatorGrossart, Hans-Peter
dc.date.accessioned2020-10-01T21:13:26Z
dc.date.available2020-10-01T21:13:26Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifier.citationhttps://sfamjournals.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/1462-2920.13891es_ES
dc.identifier.issn1462-2920
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10669/81676
dc.description.abstractDespite increasing concerns about microplastic (MP) pollution in aquatic ecosystems, there is insufficient knowledge on how MP affect fungal communities. In this study, we explored the diversity and community composition of fungi attached to polyethylene (PE) and polystyrene (PS) particles incubated in different aquatic systems in north‐east Germany: the Baltic Sea, the River Warnow and a wastewater treatment plant. Based on next generation 18S rRNA gene sequencing, 347 different operational taxonomic units assigned to 81 fungal taxa were identified on PE and PS. The MP‐associated communities were distinct from fungal communities in the surrounding water and on the natural substrate wood. They also differed significantly among sampling locations, pointing towards a substrate and location specific fungal colonization. Members of Chytridiomycota, Cryptomycota and Ascomycota dominated the fungal assemblages, suggesting that both parasitic and saprophytic fungi thrive in MP biofilms. Thus, considering the worldwide increasing accumulation of plastic particles as well as the substantial vector potential of MP, especially these fungal taxa might benefit from MP pollution in the aquatic environment with yet unknown impacts on their worldwide distribution, as well as biodiversity and food web dynamics at large.es_ES
dc.description.sponsorshipLeibniz Association/[SAW-2014-IOW-2]//Alemaniaes_ES
dc.language.isoen_USes_ES
dc.sourceEnvironmental Microbiology, vol.19(11), pp.4447-4459es_ES
dc.subjectAquatic ecosystemses_ES
dc.subjectMicroplasticses_ES
dc.subjectFungal communitieses_ES
dc.titleMicroplastics alter composition of fungal communities in aquatic ecosystemses_ES
dc.typeartículo científicoes_ES
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/1462-2920.13891
dc.description.procedenceUCR::Vicerrectoría de Docencia::Ciencias Básicas::Facultad de Ciencias::Escuela de Biologíaes_ES


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