Polyethylene microplastics adhere to Lemna minor

The first paper of this project has been finalised for publication in Science of the Total Environment.

The article, entitled “Polyethylene microplastics adhere to Lemna minor (L.), yet have no effects on plant growth or feeding by Gammarus duebeni (Lillj.)”, describes how microplastics strongly adhere to Lemna minor plants (duckweed), though no effects on photosynthesis or growth have been found.

 

 

It was also found that Gammarus duebeni (Lillj.) (shrimp)  feeding on the Lemna do ingest the microplastics as well, though no apparent impact has been found.

The full article is free to read or download until 20 August 2019:

Polyethylene microplastics adhere to Lemna minor (L.), yet have no effects on plant growth or feeding by Gammarus duebeni (Lillj.)