Fate, transformation and effect of microplastics on microbial communities in the environment
Dr C Whitby, Dr P Laissue, Dr A G Mayes, Prof R Thompson
7 January 2020
PhD Research Project
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Scientific background. Microplastics enter ecosystems, where they affect microorganisms and their processes. Microbial-driven ammonia-oxidation is fundamental to the environmental cycling of nitrogen (N) and ammonia-oxidisers are highly sensitive to environmental perturbations.