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Ocean plastic has created a unique home for specialised organisms

Dr Robyn Wright, a former PhD student with Dr Joseph Christie-Oleza and co-supervised by Professor Matt Gibson, was recently interviewed for an article in The Guardian. Entitled ‘Welcome to the ‘plastisphere’: the synthetic ecosystem evolving at sea’ the article describes a new ecosystem of free flowing organisms inhabiting microplastics. The article also highlights Robyn’s latest publication in Microbiome on the analysis of PET (polyethylene terephthalate) degradation by marine bacteria.

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Fri 13 Aug 2021, 14:33