Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research

Anchelique Mets

Senior Laboratory Assistant
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Senior Laboratory Assistant

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Monday 23 January 2023
Bacteria really eat plastic
The bacterium Rhodococcus ruber eats and actually digests plastic. This has been shown in laboratory experiments by PhD student Maaike Goudriaan at Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research (NIOZ). Based on a model study with plastic in artificial…

NIOZ publications

  • 2023
    Goudriaan, M.; Hernando-Morales, V.; van der Meer, M.T.J.; Mets, A.; Ndhlovu, R.; van Heerwaarden, J.; Simon, S.; Heuer, V.B.; Hinrichs, K.-U.; Niemann, H. (2023). A stable isotope assay with 13C-labeled polyethylene to investigate plastic mineralization mediated by Rhodococcus ruber. Mar. Pollut. Bull. 186: 114369.
  • 2019
    Schreuder, L.T.; Donders, T.H.; Mets, A.; Hopmans, E.C.; Sinninghe Damsté, J.S; Schouten, S. (2019). Comparison of organic and palynological proxies for biomass burning and vegetation in a lacustrine sediment record (Lake Allom, Fraser Island, Australia). Org. Geochem. 133: 10-19.
  • 2017
    Sollai, M.; Hopmans, E.C.; Bale, N.J.; Mets, A.; Warden, L.; Moros, M.; Sinninghe Damsté, J.S. (2017). The Holocene sedimentary record of cyanobacterial glycolipids in the Baltic Sea: an evaluation of their application as tracers of past nitrogen fixation. Biogeosciences 14(24): 5789-5804.
  • 2015
    Bale, N.J.; Maat, D.S.; Hopmans, E.C.; Mets, A.; Sinninghe Damsté, J.S.; Brussaard, C.P.D.; Schouten, S. (2015). Fatty acid dynamics during viral infection of Phaeocystis globosa. Aquat. Microb. Ecol. 74: 85–94.
    Moore, E.K.; Villanueva, L.; Hopmans, E.C.; Rijpstra, W.I.C.; Mets, A.; Dedysh, S.N.; Sinninghe Damsté, J.S. (2015). Abundant Trimethylornithine Lipids and Specific Gene Sequences Are Indicative of Planctomycete Importance at the Oxic/Anoxic Interface in Sphagnum-Dominated Northern Wetlands. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 81(18): 6333-6344.
  • 2014
    Kasper, S.; van der Meer, M.T.J.; Mets, A.; Zahn, R.; Sinninghe Damsté, J.S.; Schouten, S. (2014). Salinity changes in the Agulhas leakage area recorded by stable hydrogen isotopes of C37 alkenones during Termination I and II. Clim. Past 10(1): 251-260.
  • 2013
    Hopmans, E.C.; dos Santos, R.A.L.; Mets, A.; Sinninghe Damsté, J.S.; Schouten, S. (2013). A novel method for the rapid analysis of levoglucosan in soils and sediments. Org. Geochem. 58: 86-88.
    Lopes dos Santos, R.A.; De Deckker, P.; Hopmans, E.C.; Magee, J.W.; Mets, A.; Sinninghe Damsté, J.S.; Schouten, S. (2013). Abrupt vegetation change after the Late Quaternary megafaunal extinction in southeastern Australia. Nature Geoscience 6(8): 627-631.
    Reysenbach, A.-L.; Liu, Y.T.; Lindgren, A.N.; Wagner, I.D.; Sislak, C.D.; Mets, A.; Schouten, S. (2013). Mesoaciditoga lauensis gen. nov., sp. nov., a moderately thermoacidophilic member of the order Thermotogales from a deep-sea hydrothermal vent. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 63: 4724-4729 .
    Schouten, S.; Hopmans, E.C.; Rosell-Melé, A.; Pearson, A.; Adam, P.; Bauersachs, T.; Bard, E.; Bernasconi, S.M.; Bianchi, T.S.; Brocks, J.J.; Carlson, L.T.; Castañeda, I.S.; Derenne, S.; Dogrul Selver, A.; Dutta, K.; Eglinton, T.I.; Fosse, C.; Galy, V.; Grice, K.; Hinrichs, K.U.; Huang, Y.S.; Huguet, A.; Huguet, C.; Hurley, S.; Ingalls, A.; Jia, G.; Keely, B.J.; Knappy, C.; Kondo, M.; Krishnan, S.; Lincoln, S.; Lipp, J.S.; Mangelsdorf, K.; Martínez-Garcia, A.; Ménot, G.; Mets, A.; Mollenhauer, G.; Ohkouchi, N.; Ossebaar, J.; Pagani, M.; Pancost, R.D.; Pearson, E.J.; Peterse, F.; Reichart, G.J.; Schaeffer, P.; Schmitt, G.; Schwark, L.; Shah, S.R.; Smith, R.W.; Smittenberg, R.H.; Summons, R.E.; Takano, Y.; Talbot, H.M.; Taylor, K.W.R.; Tarozo, R.; Uchida, M.; van Dongen, B.E.; Van Mooy, B.A.S.; Wang, J.; Warren, C.; Weijers, J.W.H.; Werne, J.P.; Woltering, M.; Xie, S.; Yamamoto, M.; Jang, H.; Zhang, C.L.; Zhang, Y.; Zhang, M.; Sinninghe Damsté, J.S. (2013). An interlaboratory study of TEX86 and BIT analysis of sediments, extracts, and standard mixtures. Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst. 14(12): 5263–5285.
    Schouten, S.; Villareal, T.A.; Hopmans, E.C.; Mets, A.; Swanson, K.M.; Sinninghe Damsté, J.S. (2013). Endosymbiotic heterocystous cyanobacteria synthesize different heterocyst glycolipids than free-living heterocystous cyanobacteria. Phytochemistry 85: 115-121.
  • 2012
    Flores, G.E.; Hunter, R.C.; Liu, Y.T.; Mets, A.; Schouten, S.; Reysenbach, A.L. (2012). Hippea jasoniae sp. nov. and Hippea alviniae sp. nov., thermoacidophilic members of the class Deltaproteobacteria isolated from deep-sea hydrothermal vent deposits. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 62: 1252-1258.