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Rapid bacterial colonization of low-density polyethylene microplastics in coastal sediment microcosms

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Microbiology, September 2014
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Among the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#30 of 2,112)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (94th percentile)

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Title
Rapid bacterial colonization of low-density polyethylene microplastics in coastal sediment microcosms
Published in
BMC Microbiology, September 2014
DOI 10.1186/s12866-014-0232-4
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Authors

Jesse P Harrison, Michaela Schratzberger, Melanie Sapp, A Mark Osborn

Abstract

Synthetic microplastics (≤5-mm fragments) are emerging environmental contaminants that have been found to accumulate within coastal marine sediments worldwide. The ecological impacts and fate of microplastic debris are only beginning to be revealed, with previous research into these topics having primarily focused on higher organisms and/or pelagic environments. Despite recent research into plastic-associated microorganisms in seawater, the microbial colonization of microplastics in benthic habitats has not been studied. Therefore, we employed a 14-day microcosm experiment to investigate bacterial colonization of low-density polyethylene (LDPE) microplastics within three types of coastal marine sediment from Spurn Point, Humber Estuary, U.K.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 6 2%
India 3 <1%
Denmark 2 <1%
Brazil 1 <1%
Australia 1 <1%
Canada 1 <1%
Germany 1 <1%
Portugal 1 <1%
Unknown 357 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 83 22%
Student > Bachelor 72 19%
Student > Ph. D. Student 63 17%
Researcher 52 14%
Student > Doctoral Student 14 4%
Other 53 14%
Unknown 36 10%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 118 32%
Environmental Science 101 27%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 31 8%
Earth and Planetary Sciences 18 5%
Immunology and Microbiology 13 3%
Other 35 9%
Unknown 57 15%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 26. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 01 August 2017.
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#685,668
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Outputs of similar age from BMC Microbiology
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