Peer-reviewed Articles

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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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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
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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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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
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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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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
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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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371 views

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
109 downloads
872 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
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Organic pollutants contaminate water resources and the environment when discharged into water streams. Also, the presence of these materials in incompletely treated or untreated wastewater leads to serious environmental hazards. The hydroxyl radicals and holes...

["Environmental Contamination and Remediation","Green Chemistry"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5501
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Primarily, lithium (Li) resource development and wider application of Li-ion batteries result in Li pollution and concomitantly poses increasing and inevitable problems to environmental health and safety. However, information is rare about the scope of the remediation...

["Ecology","Plant Science","Environmental Contamination and Remediation"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5559

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