Peer-reviewed Articles

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Blue crabs, Callinectes sapidus Rathbun, 1896, are ubiquitous along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts of the USA. These organisms play an integral role in the ecosystems of the Gulf of Mexico (GOM), where not only are they a keystone species, but are also socioeconomically...

["Developmental Biology","Marine Biology","Toxicology","Ecotoxicology","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5985
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The Yongjiang river is a large, shallow, hyper-trophic, freshwater river in Guangxi, China. To investigate the presence of microcystin-RR, microcystin-LR, and microcystin-YR (MC-RR, MC-LR, and MC-YR) in the Yongjiang river and describe their correlation with environmental...

["Ecotoxicology","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5955
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Many ecosystems are influenced simultaneously by multiple stressors. One important environmental stressor is aquatic pollution via wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) effluents. WWTP effluents may contribute to eutrophication or contain anthropogenic contaminants...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Parasitology","Ecotoxicology","Freshwater Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5956
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The objective of this study was to quantify consumption of clothianidin-treated corn seed by birds following standard planting practices. Based on post-planting seed counts on 21 fields in southwestern Ontario, Canada, between 29 and 813 seeds/ha (mean of 224 ±...

["Agricultural Science","Ecology","Ecotoxicology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5880
99 downloads
826 views

Background Silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) have been widely used in many commercial products due to their excellent antibacterial ability. The AgNPs are released into the environment, gradually accumulate in the ocean, and may affect animals at high trophic levels,...

["Toxicology","Veterinary Medicine","Immunology","Ecotoxicology","Environmental Contamination and Remediation"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5432
151 downloads
834 views

The use of behaviour in ecotoxicology is expanding, however the lack of standardisation and validation of these assays currently presents a major drawback in moving forward in the development of behavioural assays. Furthermore, there is a current paucity of control...

["Animal Behavior","Marine Biology","Zoology","Ecotoxicology","Freshwater Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5271
144 downloads
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Background China has the largest lead–acid battery (LAB) industry and market around the world, and this situation causes unavoidable emissions of Pb and other pollutants. Methods On the basis of a field survey on a starting–lighting–ignition (SLI) LAB plant in...

["Public Health","Ecotoxicology","Environmental Contamination and Remediation","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5238
1 citation
352 downloads
12,999 views

A strong argument can be made that the European Union has the most rigorous regulatory system for pesticides in the world, and that modern pesticide use poses fewer environmental threats than older regimes. Nevertheless, the impacts of pesticides on bees and other...

["Ecotoxicology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5255
101 downloads
369 views

Since it is known that environmental contaminants have the potential to cause endocrine disorders in humans and animals, there is an urgent need for in vivo tests to assess possible effects of these endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs). Although there is no standardized...

["Histology","Ecotoxicology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5094
404 downloads
851 views

Natural products from the unique environments of sea water and oceans represent a largely unfamiliar source for isolation of new microbes, which are potent producers of secondary bioactive metabolites. These unique life-forms from the marine ecosphere have served...

["Ecology","Marine Biology","Microbiology","Ecotoxicology","Green Chemistry"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5049
1 citation
192 downloads
937 views

Aquatic ecosystems serve as a dissemination pathway and a reservoir of both antibiotic resistant bacteria (ARB) and antibiotic resistance genes (ARG). In this study, we investigate the role of the bacterial sporobiota to act as a vector for ARG dispersal in aquatic...

["Microbiology","Public Health","Ecotoxicology","Freshwater Biology","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4989
1 citation
143 downloads
451 views

Background Benzalkonium chloride (BAC) is one of the most common ingredients of the disinfectants. It is commonly detected in surface and wastewaters where it can interact with the residues of pharmaceuticals that are also common wastewater pollutants. Among the...

["Ecotoxicology","Freshwater Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4986
177 downloads
772 views

Background The extensive usage of zinc oxide nanoparticles (ZnO NPs) in industrial and consumer products raises the risk of releasing their residues into the aquatic environment. The presence of ZnO NPs in the aquatic environment could potentially cause cytotoxic...

["Biochemistry","Ecotoxicology","Aquatic and Marine Chemistry","Environmental Contamination and Remediation"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4682
172 downloads
868 views

Urban estuarine sediments are sinks to a range of contaminants of anthropogenic origin, and a key challenge is to characterize the risk of these compounds to receiving environments. In this study, the toxicity of urban estuarine sediments was tested using acute...

["Ecology","Marine Biology","Ecotoxicology","Aquatic and Marine Chemistry","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4936
382 downloads
1,356 views

Populations of farmland butterflies have been suffering from substantial population declines in recent decades. These declines have been correlated with neonicotinoid usage both in Europe and North America but experimental evidence linking these correlations is...

["Ecology","Entomology","Ecotoxicology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4772

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