Recent publications by project members

Peer-reviewed publications

Metcalf R, Oliver DM, Moresco V, Quilliam RS (2022). Quantifying the importance of plastic pollution for the dissemination of human pathogens: The challenges of choosing an appropriate ‘control’ material. Science of The Total Environment. 810: 152292

Yakimov MM, Bargiela R, Golyshin PN (2022). Calm and Frenzy: marine obligate hydrocarbonoclastic bacteria sustain ocean wellness. Current Opinion in Biotechnology. 73: 337-345

Ghuneim LJ, Distaso MA, Chernikova TN, Bargiela R, Lunev EA, Korzhenkov AA, Toshchakov SV, Rojo D, Barbas C, Ferrer M, Golyshina OV, Golyshin PN, Jones DL (2020). Utilization of low-molecular-weight organic compounds by the filterable fraction of a lotic microbiome. FEMS Microbiology Ecology. 97(2).

Chernikova TN, Bargiela R, Toshchakov SV, Shivaraman V, Lunev EA, Yakimov MM, Thomas DN, Golyshin PN (2020). Hydrocarbon-Degrading Bacteria Alcanivorax and Marinobacter Associated With Microalgae Pavlova lutheri and Nannochloropsis oculate. Frontiers in Microbiology. 11: 2650

Dell’Anno F, Brunet C, Joaquim van Zyl L, Trindade M, Golyshin PN, Dell’Anno A, Ianora A, Sansone C (2020). Degradation of Hydrocarbons and Heavy Metal Reduction by Marine Bacteria in Highly Contaminated Sediments. Microorganisms. 8(9): 1402

Zadjelovic V, Chhun A, Quareshy M, Silvano E, Hernandez-Fernaud JR, Aguilo-Ferretjans MM, Bosch R, Dorador C, Gibson MI, Christie-Oleza JA (2020). Beyond oil degradation: enzymatic potential of Alcanivorax to degrade natural and synthetic polyesters. Environmental Microbiology. 22(4): 1356-1369

Wright RJ, Bosch R, Gibson MI, Christie-Oleza JA (2020). Plasticizer degradation by marine bacterial isolates: a proteogenomic and metabolomic characterization. Environmental Science and Technology. 54(4) 2244–2256

Rodrigues A, Oliver DM, McCarron A, Quilliam RS (2019). Colonisation of plastic pellets (nurdles) by E. coli at public bathing beaches. Marine Pollution Bulletin. 139: 376-380

Zadjelovic V, Gibson MI, Dorador C, Christie-Oleza JA (2019). Genome of Alcanivorax sp. 24: a hydrocarbon degrading bacterium isolated from marine plastic debris. Marine Genomics (in press)

Media coverage

“Stirling University study to probe disease spread by plastic”. The National (14th Dec, 2018)

“Plastic on beaches teeming with E. coli”. The Scotsman (16th Feb, 2019)

“Toxic bacteria hitch lift on plastic beads washed up on UK beaches”. The Guardian (12th March, 2019)

“E. coli, Vibrio… Quand la pollution plastique transporte des bacteriers pathogenes”. Le Parisien (12th March, 2019)

“I batteri patogeni viaggiano tra I continenti attaccati alla plastica”. National Geographic, Italia (18th March, 2019)

“Billions of poisonous plastic pellets flooding into our rivers and seas every year”. The Mirror (19th June, 2019)