Peer-reviewed Articles

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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
69 downloads
300 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
59 downloads
474 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
62 downloads
272 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
77 downloads
371 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
94 downloads
416 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
279 downloads
976 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
176 downloads
862 views

Microplastics (MPs) in the environment continue to be a growing area of concern in terms of acute and chronic impacts on aquatic life. Whilst increasing numbers of studies are providing important insights into microparticle behaviour and impacts in the marine environment,...

["Ecology","Ecotoxicology","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4601
61 downloads
378 views

In certain multicellular photoautotrophs, such as plants and green macroalgae, it has been demonstrated that calcium signaling importantly mediates tolerance to copper excess. However, there is no information in brown macroalgae, which are phylogenetically distant...

["Cell Biology","Plant Science","Ecotoxicology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4556
108 downloads
609 views

Background The potent neurotoxins produced by the harmful algal bloom species Karenia brevis are activators of sodium voltage-gated channels (VGC) in animals, resulting in altered channel kinetics and membrane hyperexcitability. Recent biophysical and genomic evidence...

["Cell Biology","Marine Biology","Neuroscience","Ecotoxicology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4533
82 downloads
506 views

Background Metal contamination in soils affects both above- and belowground communities, including soil microorganisms. Ectomycorrhizal (ECM) fungi are an important component in belowground community and tolerant strains have great potential in enhancing plant-based...

["Microbiology","Mycology","Ecotoxicology","Environmental Contamination and Remediation"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4478
108 downloads
766 views

A greenhouse experiment was carried out to investigate the effects of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) on the growth, P and Cd concentrations and bioenergy quality-related factors of five cultivars of switchgrass, including three lowland cultivars (Alamo (Ala),...

["Plant Science","Ecotoxicology","Environmental Contamination and Remediation"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4425
123 downloads
824 views

Ground-level ozone (O3) pollution has been widely concerned in the world, particularly in the cities of Asia, including China. Elevated O3 concentrations have potentially influenced growth and nutrient cycling of trees in urban forest. The decomposition characteristics...

["Ecology","Plant Science","Climate Change Biology","Ecotoxicology","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4453
275 downloads
684 views

This study was conducted to evaluate the effects of mercury stress on growth, photosynthesis and mercury accumulation in different cultivars of a non-food energy crop, Jerusalem artichoke, and to screen appropriate cultivars for their efficacy in the phytoremediation...

["Environmental Sciences","Plant Science","Toxicology","Ecotoxicology","Environmental Contamination and Remediation"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4325
188 downloads
900 views

There is widespread concern over the use of neonicotinoid pesticides in the agro-ecosystem, due in part to their high water solubility which can lead to widespread contamination of non-target areas including standing surface water. Most studies investigating the...

["Ecology","Ecotoxicology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4258

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