Nat Microbiol 2021 Aug;6(8):1102
Division of Microbial Ecology, Centre for Microbiology and Environmental Systems Science, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria.
G3 (Bethesda) 2021 Sep;11(9)
Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn, Istituto Nationale di Biologia, Ecologia e Biotecnologie marine, 80121 Naples, Italy.
Oceanicaulis alexandrii strain NP7 is a marine bacterium which belongs to the Hyphomonadaceae family and was isolated from sediments highly contaminated with metals and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons released for decades by industrial activities in the Gulf of Naples (Mediterranean Sea). Here, we report the partial genome sequence and annotation of O. alexandrii strain NP7 that contains a chromosome of 2,954,327 bp and encodes for 2914 predicted coding sequences (CDSs) and 44 RNA-encoding genes. Read More
Mar Pollut Bull 2021 Sep 17;173(Pt A):112961. Epub 2021 Sep 17.
DISTAV, University of Genoa, 26 Corso Europa, Genoa I-16132, Italy. Electronic address:
The Port of Genoa (north-western Mediterranean Sea) receives sediments from two different catchment areas (Bisagno and Polcevera torrents). The aim of the work is to evaluate if Rare Earth Elements (REEs) could be used to identify the two sedimentary inputs and to unravel the origin of inorganic contaminants in an anthropised basin. REE results constitute a baseline for this port. Read More
Chemosphere 2021 Sep 17;287(Pt 3):132262. Epub 2021 Sep 17.
University of Carthage, Faculty of Sciences of Bizerte, LR01ES14 Laboratory of Biomonitoring of the Environment, 7021, Zarzouna, Tunisia.
Coastal marine systems are the most sensitive zones to emerging pollutants. The present study aims to investigate the effect of Diuron on the meiofaunal assemblages, collected from the Bizerte channel (Tunisia). Microcosm experiments were set up using four increasing Diuron concentrations [D1 (10 ng g dry weight (DW)), D2 (50 ng g DW), D3 (250 ng g DW) and (1250 ng g DW)] compared to non-contaminated sediments (controls) and all plots were incubated for 30 days. Read More
Front Microbiol 2021 3;12:667944. Epub 2021 Sep 3.
Biosciences & Biotechnology Division, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, CA, United States.
Microbial iron cycling influences the flux of major nutrients in the environment (e.g., through the adsorptive capacity of iron oxides) and includes biotically induced iron oxidation and reduction processes. Read More
Environ Pollut 2021 Sep 11;291:118161. Epub 2021 Sep 11.
Department of Life Sciences, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, Corpus Christi, TX, 78412, United States. Electronic address:
The oceans are increasingly polluted with plastic debris, and several studies have implicated plastic as a reservoir for antibiotic resistance genes and a potential vector for antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Bioplastic is widely regarded as an environmentally friendly replacement to conventional petroleum-based plastic, but the effects of bioplastic pollution on marine environments remain largely unknown. Here, we present the first evidence that bioplastic accumulates antibiotic resistance genes (ARGs) and metal resistance genes (MRGs) in marine sediments. Read More