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Molecular Biology

Anticipated Graduation Year

2022

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Abstract

The effects of adsorbed POPs and bacterial communities colonizing microplastic surfaces were studied. Triclosan, a common anti-microbial compound which serves as an organic pollutant in the environment was investigated in relation with fibers made in the lab (acrylic and polyester) as a follow-up to a recent experiment done in this lab. This studied the particular interaction between triclosan, the microplastic fibers, and microbial communities to come to a conclusion of what led to a decrease in triclosan. Also including if the adsorption of POPs to microplastic with microbial communities has particular effects that may lead to a decrease in triclosan.

Faculty Mentors & Instructors

Dr. John Kelly, Professor and Associate Chairsperson, Department of Biology

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Interactions between Microplastic Fibers, Microbial Communities, and Triclosan in Freshwater Streams

The effects of adsorbed POPs and bacterial communities colonizing microplastic surfaces were studied. Triclosan, a common anti-microbial compound which serves as an organic pollutant in the environment was investigated in relation with fibers made in the lab (acrylic and polyester) as a follow-up to a recent experiment done in this lab. This studied the particular interaction between triclosan, the microplastic fibers, and microbial communities to come to a conclusion of what led to a decrease in triclosan. Also including if the adsorption of POPs to microplastic with microbial communities has particular effects that may lead to a decrease in triclosan.