Peer-reviewed Articles

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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
114 downloads
710 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
80 downloads
309 views

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
268 downloads
12,486 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
76 downloads
282 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
245 downloads
540 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
143 downloads
799 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
86 downloads
376 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
125 downloads
580 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
140 downloads
687 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
322 downloads
1,149 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
2 citations
261 downloads
1,201 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
1 citation
74 downloads
450 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
130 downloads
742 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
115 downloads
587 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

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