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Biodegradation of synthetic polymers in soils: Tracking carbon into CO2 and microbial biomass

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Science Advances  25 Jul 2018:
Vol. 4, no. 7, eaas9024
DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.aas9024

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vol. 4 no. 7

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  • Received for publication January 3, 2018
  • Accepted for publication June 18, 2018

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  1. Michael Thomas Zumstein1,*,
  2. Arno Schintlmeister2,3,
  3. Taylor Frederick Nelson1,
  4. Rebekka Baumgartner1,
  5. Dagmar Woebken2,
  6. Michael Wagner2,3,
  7. Hans-Peter E. Kohler4,
  8. Kristopher McNeill1 and
  9. Michael Sander1,
  1. 1Institute of Biogeochemistry and Pollutant Dynamics, ETH Zürich, 8092 Zürich, Switzerland.
  2. 2Division of Microbial Ecology, Department of Microbiology and Ecosystem Science, Research Network “Chemistry Meets Biology”, University of Vienna, Vienna 1090, Austria.
  3. 3Large-Instrument Facility for Advanced Isotope Research, University of Vienna, Vienna 1090, Austria.
  4. 4Environmental Biochemistry Group; Environmental Microbiology, Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology (Eawag), 8600 Dübendorf, Switzerland.
  1. Corresponding author. Email: michael.sander{at}env.ethz.ch
  • * Present address: School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA.

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