A review of microscopy and comparative molecular-based methods to characterize “Plastisphere” communities

Caroline De Tender, Cathleen Schlundt, Lisa Devriese, Tracy Mincer, Erik Zettler, Linda Amaral-Zettler

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    Plastic is currently the most abundant form of debris in the ocean. Since the early 70's, investigators have
    recognized the presence of life such as pennate diatoms, bryozoans and bacteria on plastic debris,
    sometimes referred to as the “Plastisphere”. This review provides an overview of molecular and
    visualization techniques used to characterize life in the Plastisphere, presents a new data portal located
    on the Visual Analysis of Microbial Population Structures (VAMPS) website to illustrate how one can
    compare plastic debris datasets collected using different high-throughput sequencing strategies, and
    makes recommendations on standardized operating procedures that will facilitate future comparative
    studies.
    TaalNederlands
    TijdschriftAnalytical Methods
    Aantal pagina's12
    StatusGepubliceerd - 17-mrt-2017

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