Research on ‘Plastisphere’ in Environmental Health Perspectives-A Narrative Review

Sumithra, T G and Reshma, K J and Sony, Mariya (2020) Research on ‘Plastisphere’ in Environmental Health Perspectives-A Narrative Review. Journal of One Health, 8 (3). pp. 70-77. ISSN 2347 - 5757

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    ‘Plastisphere’ the term used to denote diverse microbial phyla inhabiting the outer surface of plastic debris, is recently emerged as hot research topic in environmental investigations. A growing body of research is actively involved in exploring holobiome of ‘Plastisphere’ and its impacts on three different components of ‘one health’. Further, a group of researchers are exploring the possibility of ‘Plastisphere’ as a niche for potential hydrocarbon degrading microbes and their functional genes to have possible applications in bioremediation research. A large number of microscopical and molecular tools are now being applied and developed for mining ‘Plastisphere’. Nevertheless, there are many gaps in the current knowledge of ‘Plastisphere’, demanding detailed further investigations focusing on three way interactions between plastics, microbes, and various consumers. The present review is intended to provide a comprehensive information on various aspects in ‘Plastisphere’ research.

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Microbes, Plastic, Pollution, Bioremediation, Environment.
    Subjects: Marine Environment > Marine Pollution
    Marine Environment
    Marine Ecosystems
    Divisions: CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Biotechnology
    Subject Area > CMFRI > CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Biotechnology
    CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Biotechnology
    Subject Area > CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Biotechnology
    Depositing User: Arun Surendran
    Date Deposited: 30 Nov 2021 04:58
    Last Modified: 30 Nov 2021 04:58

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