Publication: Effects of polyethylene-type microplastics on the growth and primary production of the freshwater phytoplankton species Scenedesmus armatus and Microcystis aeruginosa
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The ecological impacts of microplastic particles are primary environmental concerns. In this study, we selected three polyethylene particles (white, blue and fluorescent-blue microspheres, PE-MPs) and tested their effects on the growth and photosynthetic activity of the green algae Scenedesmus armatus and the cyanobacterium Micro-cystis aeruginosa after 28 days of exposure to 250, 500 and 1000 μg mL.