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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284648/the-relative-risk-and-its-distribution-of-endocrine-disrupting-chemicals-pharmaceuticals-and-personal-care-products-to-freshwater-organisms-in-the-bohai-rim-china
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Meng Zhang, Yajuan Shi, Yonglong Lu, Andrew C Johnson, Suriyanarayanan Sarvajayakesavalu, Zhaoyang Liu, Chao Su, Yueqing Zhang, Monika D Juergens, Xiaowei Jin
In this study, the risks to aquatic organisms posed by 12 commonly detected pharmaceuticals and personal care products (PPCPs) and endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) that are extensively used in Bohai coastal region of China were examined. These were linear alkylbenzene sulfonate (LAS), nonylphenol (NP), diethylhexyl phthalate (DEHP), norfloxacin (NOR), sulfamethoxazole (SMX), erythromycin (ERY), bisphenol A (BPA), ofloxacin (OFL), carbamazepine (CBZ), naproxen (NPX), atenolol (ATL) and metoprolol (MET)...
March 8, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270155/non-invasive-continuous-monitoring-of-pro-oxidant-effects-of-engineered-nanoparticles-on-aquatic-microorganisms
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REVIEW
Christian Santschi, Nadia Von Moos, Volodymyr B Koman, Vera I Slaveykova, Paul Bowen, Olivier J F Martin
Engineered nanomaterials (ENMs) are key drivers for the development of highly sophisticated new technologies. As all new attainments, the rapidly increasing used of ENMs raise concerns about their safety for the environment and humans. There is growing evidence showing that if engineered nanomaterials are released into the environment, there is a possibility that they could cause harm to aquatic microorganisms. Among the divers effects triggering their toxicity the ability of ENMs to generate reactive oxygen species (ROS) capable of oxidizing biomolecules is currently considered a central mechanism of toxicity...
March 7, 2017: Journal of Nanobiotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28262329/toxicological-impacts-of-antibiotics-on-aquatic-micro-organisms-a-mini-review
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Pia Välitalo, Antonina Kruglova, Anna Mikola, Riku Vahala
Antibiotics are found globally in the environment at trace levels due to their extensive consumption, which raises concerns about the effects they can have on non-target organisms, especially environmental micro-organisms. So far the majority of studies have focused on different aspects of antibiotic resistance or on analyzing the occurrence, fate, and removal of antibiotics from hospital and municipal wastewaters. Little attention has been paid to ecotoxicological effects of antibiotics on aquatic micro-organisms although they play a critical role in most ecosystems and they are potentially sensitive to these substances...
February 22, 2017: International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28251441/carotenogenic-response-in-photosynthetic-organisms-a-colorful-story
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Alexei Solovchenko, Konstantin Neverov
Carotenoids are a diverse group of terpenoid pigments ubiquitous in and essential for functioning of phototrophs. Most of the researchers in the field are focused on the primary carotenoids serving light harvesting, photoprotection, and supporting the structural integrity of the photosynthetic apparatus (PSA) within the thylakoid membranes. A distinct group of the pigments functionally and structurally uncoupled from the PSA and accumulating outside of the thylakoids is called secondary carotenoids. Induction of the biosynthesis and massive accumulation of the latter termed as secondary carotenogenesis and carotenogenic response (CR), respectively, is a major though insufficiently studied stress response discovered in many phototrophic organisms ranging from single-celled algae to terrestrial higher plants...
March 1, 2017: Photosynthesis Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230067/life-strategy-and-grazing-intensity-responses-of-brachionus-calyciflorus-fed-on-different-concentrations-of-microcystin-producing-and-microcystin-free-microcystis-aeruginosa
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Ye Liang, Kai Ouyang, Xinglan Chen, Yuqi Su, Jiaxin Yang
The occurrence of Microcystis blooms is a worldwide concern due to the numerous adverse effects on zooplankton. We therefore hypothesized that the cyanobacterium Microcystis aeruginosa is harmful to rotifer growth. Population and individual experiments were conducted with the same proportional volumes of Chlorella and Microcystis for given food densities. Life-table parameters, life-history traits, and the grazing intensity of Brachionus calyciflorus were evaluated after they had fed on microcystin-producing and microcystin-free Microcystis, both alone and combined with an edible alga (Chlorella pyrenoidosa), at concentrations of 1 × 10(5), 1 × 10(6), and 1 × 10(7) cells mL(-1)...
February 23, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208796/recent%C3%A2-trends%C3%A2-in%C3%A2-marine%C3%A2-phycotoxins%C3%A2-from%C3%A2-australian%C3%A2-coastal%C3%A2-waters
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Penelope Ajani, D Tim Harwood, Shauna A Murray
Phycotoxins, which are produced by harmful microalgae and bioaccumulate in the  marine food web, are of growing concern for Australia. These harmful algae pose a threat to  ecosystem and human health, as well as constraining the progress of aquaculture, one of the fastest  growing food sectors in the world. With better monitoring, advanced analytical skills and an  increase in microalgal expertise, many phycotoxins have been identified in Australian coastal  waters in recent years...
February 9, 2017: Marine Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28126690/tio2-based-photocatalytic-disinfection-of-microbes-in-aqueous-media-a-review
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P Venkata Laxma Reddy, Beluri Kavitha, Police Anil Kumar Reddy, Ki-Hyun Kim
The TiO2 based photocatalyst has great potential for the disinfection/inactivation of harmful pathogens (such as E.coli in aqueous media) along with its well-known usefulness on various chemical pollutants. The disinfection property of TiO2 is primarily attributed to surface generation of reactive oxygen species (ROS) as well as free metal ions formation. Furthermore, its disinfection capacity and overall performance can be significantly improved through modifications of the TiO2 material. In this review, we provide a brief survey on the effect of various TiO2 materials in the disinfection of a wide range of environmentally harmful microbial pathogens (e...
April 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28118888/algicidal-and-growth-inhibiting-bacteria-associated-with-seagrass-and-macroalgae-beds-in-puget-sound-wa-usa
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Nobuharu Inaba, Vera L Trainer, Yuka Onishi, Ken-Ichiro Ishii, Sandy Wyllie-Echeverria, Ichiro Imai
The algicidal and growth-inhibiting bacteria associated with seagrasses and macroalgae were characterized during the summer of 2012 and 2013 throughout Puget Sound, WA, USA. In 2012, Heterosigma akashiwo-killing bacteria were observed in concentrations of 2.8×10(6)CFUg(-1) wet in the outer organic layer (biofilm) on the common eelgrass (Zostera marina) in north Padilla Bay. Bacteria that inhibited the growth of Alexandrium tamarense were detected within the biofilm formed on the eelgrass canopy at Dumas Bay and North Bay at densities of ∼10(8)CFUg(-1) wet weight...
February 2017: Harmful Algae
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28118887/effects-of-the-bacterial-algicide-iri-160aa-on-cellular-morphology-of-harmful-dinoflagellates
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Kaytee L Pokrzywinski, Charles L Tilney, Shannon Modla, Jeffery L Caplan, Jean Ross, Mark E Warner, Kathryn J Coyne
The algicide, IRI-160AA, induces mortality in dinoflagellates but not other species of algae, suggesting that a shared characteristic or feature renders this class of phytoplankton vulnerable to the algicide. In contrast to other eukaryotic species, the genome of dinoflagellates is stabilized by high concentrations of divalent cations and transition metals and contains large amounts of DNA with unusual base modifications. These distinctions set dinoflagellates apart from other phytoplankton and suggest that the nucleus may be a dinoflagellate-specific target for IRI-160AA...
February 2017: Harmful Algae
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073544/corrigendum-to-cyanobacteria-and-cyanotoxins-in-fishponds-and-their-effects-on-fish-tissue-harmful-algae-55-2016-66-76
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Damjana Drobac, Nada Tokodi, Jelena Lujić, Zoran Marinović, Gordana Subakov-Simić, Tamara Dulić, Tamara Važić, Sonja Nybom, Jussi Meriluoto, Geoffrey A Codd, Zorica Svirčev
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2016: Harmful Algae
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073543/corrigendum-to-production-of-ciguatoxin-and-maitotoxin-by-strains-of-gambierdiscus-australes-g-pacificus-and-g-polynesiensis-dinophyceae-isolated-from-rarotonga-cook-islands-harmful-algae-39-2014-185-190
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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073536/microelectrode-array-mea-platform-as-a-sensitive-tool-to-detect-and-evaluate-ostreopsis-cf-ovata-toxicity
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Susanna Alloisio, Valentina Giussani, Mario Nobile, Mariachiara Chiantore, Antonio Novellino
In the last decade, the occurrence of harmful dinoflagellate blooms of the genus Ostreopsis has increased both in frequency and in geographic distribution with adverse impacts on public health and the economy. Ostreopsis species are producers of palytoxin-like toxins (putative palytoxin and ovatoxins) which are among the most potent natural non-protein compounds known to date, exhibiting extreme toxicity in mammals, including humans. Most existing toxicological data are derived from in vivo mouse assay and are related to acute effects of pure palytoxin, without considering that the toxicity mechanism of dinoflagellates can be dependent on the varying composition of complex biotoxins mixture and on the presence of cellular components...
May 2016: Harmful Algae
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073532/toxigenic-algae-and-associated-phycotoxins-in-two-coastal-embayments-in-the-ebro-delta-nw-mediterranean
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Julia A Busch, Karl B Andree, Jorge Diogène, Margarita Fernández-Tejedor, Kerstin Toebe, Uwe John, Bernd Krock, Urban Tillmann, Allan D Cembella
Harmful Algal Bloom (HAB) surveillance is complicated by high diversity of species and associated phycotoxins. Such species-level information on taxonomic affiliations and on cell abundance and toxin content is, however, crucial for effective monitoring, especially of aquaculture and fisheries areas. The aim addressed in this study was to determine putative HAB taxa and related phycotoxins in plankton from aquaculture sites in the Ebro Delta, NW Mediterranean. The comparative geographical distribution of potentially harmful plankton taxa was established by weekly field sampling throughout the water column during late spring-early summer over two years at key stations in Alfacs and Fangar embayments within the Ebro Delta...
May 2016: Harmful Algae
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073529/seasonality-and-toxin-production-of-pyrodinium-bahamense-in-a-red-sea-lagoon
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E Banguera-Hinestroza, W Eikrem, H Mansour, I Solberg, J Cúrdia, K Holtermann, B Edvardsen, S Kaartvedt
Harmful algal blooms of the dinoflagellate Pyrodinium bahamense have caused human and economic losses in the last decades. This study, for the first time, documents a bloom of P. bahamense in the Red Sea. The alga was recurrently present in a semi-enclosed lagoon throughout nearly 2 years of observations. The highest cell densities (10(4)-10(5)cellsL(-1)) were recorded from September to beginning of December at temperatures and salinities of ∼26-32°C and ∼41, respectively. The peak of the bloom was recorded mid-November, before a sharp decrease in cell numbers at the end of December...
May 2016: Harmful Algae
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073500/initial-skill-assessment-of-the-california-harmful-algae-risk-mapping-c-harm-system
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Clarissa R Anderson, Raphael M Kudela, Mati Kahru, Yi Chao, Leslie K Rosenfeld, Frederick L Bahr, David M Anderson, Tenaya A Norris
Toxic algal events are an annual burden on aquaculture and coastal ecosystems of California. The threat of domoic acid (DA) toxicity to human and wildlife health is the dominant harmful algal bloom (HAB) concern for the region, leading to a strong focus on prediction and mitigation of these blooms and their toxic effects. This paper describes the initial development of the California Harmful Algae Risk Mapping (C-HARM) system that predicts the spatial likelihood of blooms and dangerous levels of DA using a unique blend of numerical models, ecological forecast models of the target group, Pseudo-nitzschia, and satellite ocean color imagery...
November 2016: Harmful Algae
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073497/development-of-a-quantitative-pcr-method-to-explore-the-historical-occurrence-of-a-nuisance-microalga-under-expansion
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Karin S L Johansson, Katharina Lührig, Jonatan Klaminder, Karin Rengefors
A number of marine and freshwater harmful algal bloom (HAB) species have colonized new areas and expanded their habitat range in recent years. Nevertheless it is notoriously difficult to establish when colonization first occurred, what the dispersal routes are, and to separate recent invasion from increases in existent but small populations. The freshwater raphidophyte Gonyostomum semen is a nuisance species that has expanded its habitat range and increased in abundance in northern Europe during the past decades...
June 2016: Harmful Algae
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073476/health-impacts-from-cyanobacteria-harmful-algae-blooms-implications-for-the-north-american-great-lakes
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REVIEW
Wayne W Carmichael, Gregory L Boyer
Harmful cyanobacterial blooms (cHABs) have significant socioeconomic and ecological costs, which impact drinking water, fisheries, agriculture, tourism, real estate, water quality, food web resilience and habitats, and contribute to anoxia and fish kills. Many of these costs are well described, but in fact are largely unmeasured. Worldwide cHABs can produce toxins (cyanotoxins), which cause acute or chronic health effects in mammals (including humans) and other organisms. There are few attempts to characterize the full health-related effects other than acute incidences, which may go unrecorded...
April 2016: Harmful Algae
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073473/how-rising-co2-and-global-warming-may-stimulate-harmful-cyanobacterial-blooms
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REVIEW
Petra M Visser, Jolanda M H Verspagen, Giovanni Sandrini, Lucas J Stal, Hans C P Matthijs, Timothy W Davis, Hans W Paerl, Jef Huisman
Climate change is likely to stimulate the development of harmful cyanobacterial blooms in eutrophic waters, with negative consequences for water quality of many lakes, reservoirs and brackish ecosystems across the globe. In addition to effects of temperature and eutrophication, recent research has shed new light on the possible implications of rising atmospheric CO2 concentrations. Depletion of dissolved CO2 by dense cyanobacterial blooms creates a concentration gradient across the air-water interface. A steeper gradient at elevated atmospheric CO2 concentrations will lead to a greater influx of CO2, which can be intercepted by surface-dwelling blooms, thus intensifying cyanobacterial blooms in eutrophic waters...
April 2016: Harmful Algae
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073461/assessing-in-situ-dominance-pattern-of-phytoplankton-classes-by-dominance-analysis-as-a-proxy-for-realized-niches
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Susanne Dunker, Karin Nadrowski, Torsten Jakob, Peter Kasprzak, Annette Becker, Uwe Langner, Christfried Kunath, Stan Harpole, Christian Wilhelm
This study looks at two facets of dominant phytoplankton classes during phytoplankton succession. A detailed assessment of this issue is of special interest with regard to realized niches from a theoretical point of view but also for lake management as practical application. A realized niche mirrors the functional adaptability of an organism in a lake-specific constellation of environmental parameters. Therefore, the characterization of realized niches could be a key factor for management of problematic waters...
September 2016: Harmful Algae
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073446/harmful-algal-bloom-forecast-system-for-sw-ireland-part-i-description-and-validation-of-an-operational-forecasting-model
#20
Tomasz Dabrowski, Kieran Lyons, Glenn Nolan, Alan Berry, Caroline Cusack, Joe Silke
A 3D primitive equation coastal ocean model for southwest Ireland, called the Bantry Bay model, was developed and implemented operationally. Validated model outputs have multiple uses. One of the incentives to develop the model was to explore the possible transport pathways that carry harmful algae blooms (HAB) into Bantry Bay. The model is nested offline in a regional North East Atlantic operational model. Surface forcing is taken from the half-degree Global Forecasting System, available at three-hourly intervals...
March 2016: Harmful Algae
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