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Sea of plastic: threat to marine bacteria

An Australian study describes how plastic leachates may contribute to suffocating the oceans and the atmosphere by preventing some ocean bacteria to produce oxygen.   The list of environmental damages caused by plastic waste polluting our oceans on the surface as well as at great depths k...

Microplastics: a true feast for bacteria!

Toxic bacteria that colonize plastic microparticles polluting the earth’s water supply–even more so in areas with strong human activity and high maritime traffic–, could be able to cause coral reefs bleaching and infections in humans.   About one third of the world’s annual plastic produc...

Natural disasters can disrupt the microbiota balance

Poor hygiene conditions can disturb the intestinal microbiota and be responsible for persistent abdominal pain.   Every year, millions of people are victims of natural disasters. They then have to live in poor hygiene conditions and many suffer from persistent abdominal pain, similar to t...
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