Peer-reviewed Articles

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Background Current environmental pollution factors, particularly the distribution and diffusion of heavy metals in soil and water, are a high risk to local environments and humans. Despite striking advances in methods to detect contaminants by a variety of chemical...

["Molecular Biology","Plant Science","Data Mining and Machine Learning","Environmental Contamination and Remediation"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6495
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To investigate the sources and spatial-temporal distribution of dissolved heavy metals in river water, and to evaluate the water quality, a total of 162 water samples were collected from 81 key sampling points in high and low flow seasons separately in the Zhujiang...

["Aquatic and Marine Chemistry","Biogeochemistry","Environmental Contamination and Remediation","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6578
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Chaetomorpha valida, dominant filamentous green algae, can be harmful to sea cucumber growth in aquaculture ponds of China. In order to understand the environmental factors affecting the growth of C. valida in sea cucumber aquaculture ecosystems, a combination...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Marine Biology","Environmental Contamination and Remediation"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6468
154 downloads
771 views

A total of 16 different strains of Microbacterium spp. were isolated from contaminated soil and enriched on the carcinogen, hexavalent chromium [Cr(VI)]. The majority of the isolates (11 of the 16) were able to tolerate concentrations (0.1 mM) of cobalt, cadmium,...

["Genomics","Microbiology","Biogeochemistry","Environmental Contamination and Remediation"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6258
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The edible seaweed Caulerpa lentillifera, a powerful natural food source that is rich in protein, minerals, dietary fibers, vitamins, saturated fatty acids and unsaturated fatty acids, has been mass cultured in some Asian countries and has been the focus of researchers...

["Natural Resource Management","Environmental Contamination and Remediation"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6118
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884 views

Climate change, changing farming practices, social and demographic changes and rising levels of antibiotic resistance are likely to lead to future increases in opportunistic bacterial infections that are more difficult to treat. Uncovering the prevalence and identity...

["Microbiology","Infectious Diseases","Environmental Contamination and Remediation","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6150
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The present research investigated the response of silver maple (Acer saccharinum L.) to salt treatment. The short- and long-term effects of NaCl and CaCl2 treatments on plant fitness characteristics (growth parameters, leaf chlorophyll content) and biochemical...

["Plant Science","Biosphere Interactions","Environmental Contamination and Remediation"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5958
76 downloads
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The objective of this study was to explore the feeding response of tropical copepods to short-term thermal shock and provide insight into the potential impact of coastal power plants on the trophic dynamics of tropical coastal ecosystems. Feeding experiments were...

["Ecosystem Science","Marine Biology","Environmental Contamination and Remediation","Biological Oceanography"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6129
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The study examines the effect of acclimation on carbon and nitrogen metabolism in cucumber leaves subjected to moderate and severe NaCl stress. The levels of glucose, sucrose, NADH/NAD+-GDH, AspAT, AlaAT, NADP+-ICDH, G6PDH and 6GPDH activity were determined after...

["Agricultural Science","Plant Science","Environmental Contamination and Remediation"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6043
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Lack of access to clean water and sanitation is a major factor impacting public health in communities worldwide. To address this, the S-Lab at Providence College and the Global Sustainable Aid Project developed a microflush composting toilet system to isolate and...

["Microbiology","Public Health","Environmental Contamination and Remediation"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6077
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398 views

Bacteria are tiny organisms which are ubiquitously found in the environment. These microscopic living bodies are responsible for the flow of nutrients in biogeochemical cycles and fertility imparted to the soil. Release of excessive chromium in agricultural soils...

["Microbiology","Environmental Contamination and Remediation"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6076
99 downloads
425 views

The effects of environmental and species structure on soil eukaryotic microbes inhabiting semi-arid mountains remain unclear. Furthermore, whether community assembly differs in a variety of soil habitat types, for example, artificial forest, artificial bush, farmland,...

["Natural Resource Management","Environmental Contamination and Remediation","Environmental Impacts","Forestry"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6042
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385 views

The aim of this work is to show a methodological proposal for the analysis of soil intervention values in mine tailings in order to determine the intervention requirements in the commune of Andacollo in northern Chile. The purpose of this analysis is to guide the...

["Soil Science","Natural Resource Management","Environmental Contamination and Remediation"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5879
4 citations
865 downloads
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Antibiotic resistance in our pathogens is medicine’s climate change: caused by human activity, and resulting in more extreme outcomes. Resistance emerges in microbial populations when antibiotics act on phenotypic variance within the population. This can arise...

["Agricultural Science","Evolutionary Studies","Microbiology","Environmental Contamination and Remediation","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5801
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Lead (Pb) is a ubiquitous pollutant which poses serious threats to plants, animals and humans once entered into the food chain via contaminated industrial effluents on their discharge into the surface of water bodies and/or geological materials. This study aimed...

["Natural Resource Management","Environmental Contamination and Remediation"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5672

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