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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222593/sorption-of-perfluoroalkyl-phosphonates-and-perfluoroalkyl-phosphinates-in-soils
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Holly Lee, Scott Andrew Mabury
Perfluoroalkyl phosphonates (PFPAs) and perfluoroalkyl phosphinates (PFPiAs) are recently discovered perfluoroalkyl acids (PFAAs) that have been widely detected in house dust, aquatic biota, surface water, and wastewater environments. The sorption of C6, C8, and C10 monoalkylated PFPAs and C6/C6, C6/C8, and C8/C8 dialkylated PFPiAs was investigated in seven soils of varying geochemical parameters. Mean distribution coefficients, logKd*, ranged from 0.2 to 2.1 for the PFPAs and PFPiAs and were generally observed to increase with perfluoroalkyl chain length...
February 22, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221847/thermal-and-starvation-stress-response-of-escherichia-coli-o157-h7-isolates-selected-from-agricultural-environments
#2
Achyut Adhikari, Andy Bary, Craig Cogger, Caleb James, Gülhan Ünlü, Karen Killinger
Pathogens exposed to agricultural production environments are subject to multiple stresses that may alter their survival under subsequent stress conditions. The objective of this study was to examine heat and starvation stress response of Escherichia coli O157:H7 strains isolated from agricultural matrices. Seven E. coli O157:H7 isolates from different agricultural matrices-soil, compost, irrigation water, and sheep manure-were selected, and two ATCC strains were used as controls. The E. coli O157:H7 isolates were exposed to heat stress (56°C in 0...
October 2016: Journal of Food Protection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220383/removal-of-dde-by-exploiting-the-alcoho-phobic-interactions
#3
Kazım Köse, Dursun Ali Köse
DDE (1,1-bis-(4-chlorophenyl)-2,2-dichloroethene), which is a commonly used pesticides in agriculture, has harmful effects on human health. Therefore, the removal of this substance from the drinking water and the soil is essential. Since DDT (1,1″-(2,2,2-Trichloroethane-1,1-diyl) bis(4-chlorobenzene)) is derivation of DDE, the presence of DDT can be monitored by the detection of DDE present in the environment. Herein, we report on the development of aspartic acid-incorporated poly(2-hydroxyethyl methacrylate-L-aspartic acid) [poly(HEMA-MAsp)] cryogel for the removal of DDE from aqueous solutions for the first time in the literature...
February 20, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218450/chromium-iv-exposure-via-src-ras-signaling-promotes-cell-transformation
#4
Suthakar Ganapathy, Ping Li, Jean Lafontant, Rui Xiong, Tianqi Yu, Guojun Zhang, Changyan Chen
Hexavalent chromium [Cr(VI)] is a well-known environment carcinogen. The exposure of Cr(VI) through contaminated soil, air particles and drinking water is a strong concern for the public health worldwide. While many studies have been done, it remains unclear which intracellular molecules transduce Cr(VI)-mediated carcinogenic signaling in cells to promote cancer. In this study, we demonstrated that upon Cr(VI) treatment, the intracellular receptor src was activated, which further upregulated Ras activity, leading to the augmentation of ROS and onset of ER stress in human lung epithelial BEAS-2B or keratinocytes...
February 20, 2017: Molecular Carcinogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215329/biotechnological-applications-of-marine-enzymes-from-algae-bacteria-fungi-and-sponges
#5
S Parte, V L Sirisha, J S D'Souza
Diversity is the hallmark of all life forms that inhabit the soil, air, water, and land. All these habitats pose their unique inherent challenges so as to breed the "fittest" creatures. Similarly, the biodiversity from the marine ecosystem has evolved unique properties due to challenging environment. These challenges include permafrost regions to hydrothermal vents, oceanic trenches to abyssal plains, fluctuating saline conditions, pH, temperature, light, atmospheric pressure, and the availability of nutrients...
2017: Advances in Food and Nutrition Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214713/comparative-analysis-of-metagenomes-of-italian-top-soil-improvers
#6
Federica Gigliucci, Gianfranco Brambilla, Rosangela Tozzoli, Valeria Michelacci, Stefano Morabito
Biosolids originating from Municipal Waste Water Treatment Plants are proposed as top soil improvers (TSI) for their beneficial input of organic carbon on agriculture lands. Their use to amend soil is controversial, as it may lead to the presence of emerging hazards of anthropogenic or animal origin in the environment devoted to food production. In this study, we used a shotgun metagenomics sequencing as a tool to perform a characterization of the hazards related with the TSIs. The samples showed the presence of many virulence genes associated to different diarrheagenic E...
February 16, 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214179/mixture-toxicity-of-flubendazole-and-fenbendazole-to-daphnia-magna
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Alan Puckowski, Stefan Stolte, Marta Wagil, Marta Markiewicz, Paulina Łukaszewicz, Piotr Stepnowski, Anna Białk-Bielińska
Nowadays, residual amounts of many pharmaceuticals can be found in various environmental compartments including surface and ground waters, soils and sediments as well as biota. Even though they undergo degradability, their environmental discharge is relatively continuous, thus they may be regarded as quasi-persistent contaminants, and are also frequently regarded as emerging organic pollutants. Benzimidazoles, especially flubendazole (FLU) and fenbendazole (FEN), represent two anthelmintic drugs belonging to this group...
February 3, 2017: International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214111/remediation-of-contaminated-lands-in-the-niger-delta-nigeria-prospects-and-challenges
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Nenibarini Zabbey, Kabari Sam, Adaugo Trinitas Onyebuchi
Contamination of the total environment (air, soil, water and biota) by crude oil has become a paramount interest in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria. Studies have revealed variable impacts of oil toxicity on the environment and exposed populations. The revelation gained much international attention in 2011 with the release of Environmental Assessment of Ogoniland report by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). This has up scaled local and international pressures for urgent clean-up and restoration of degraded bio-resource rich environments of the Niger Delta, starting from Ogoniland...
February 14, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208653/molecular-characterization-of-mycolactone-producing-mycobacteria-from-aquatic-environments-in-buruli-ulcer-non-endemic-areas-in-c%C3%A3-te-d-ivoire
#9
Marcellin B Tano, Christelle Dassi, Lydia Mosi, Marina Koussémon, Bassirou Bonfoh
Non-tuberculous mycobacteria (NTM), particularly mycolactone producing mycobacteria (MPM), are bacteria found in aquatic environments causing skin diseases in humans like Buruli ulcer (BU). Although the causative agent for BU, Mycobacterium ulcerans has been identified and associated with slow-moving water bodies, the real transmission route is still unknown. This study aimed to characterize MPMs from environmental aquatic samples collected in a BU non-endemic community, Adiopodoumé, in Côte d'Ivoire. Sixty samples were collected in four types of matrices (plant biofilms, water filtrate residues, plant detritus and soils) from three water bodies frequently used by the population...
February 11, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207805/unraveling-the-microrna-of-caragana-korshinskii-along-a-precipitation-gradient-on-the-loess-plateau-china-using-high-throughput-sequencing
#10
Pengbo Ning, Yulu Zhou, Lifang Gao, Yingying Sun, Wenfei Zhou, Furong Liu, Zhenye Yao, Lifang Xie, Junhui Wang, Chunmei Gong
Drought remains one of the main factors that negatively affect plant growth and development. Caragana korshinskii is widely distributed on the Loess Plateau, China, where it mediates soil and water loss and helps prevent desertification. However, little is known about the stress response mechanisms of C. korshinskii in water-starved environments. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) have been implicated in the regulation of plant responses to several types of biotic and abiotic stress. Here, we describe the miRNAs of wild C...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202244/changes-in-land-uses-and-ecosystem-services-under-multi-scenarios-simulation
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Jingya Liu, Jing Li, Keyu Qin, Zixiang Zhou, Xiaonan Yang, Ting Li
Social economy of China has been rapidly developing for more than 30years with efficient reforms and policies being issued. Societal developments have resulted in a greater use of many natural resources to the extent that the ecosystem can no longer self-regulate, thus severely damaging the balance of the ecosystem itself. This in turn has led to a deterioration in people's living environments. Our research is based on a combination of climate scenarios presented in the fifth report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and policy scenarios, including the one-child policy and carbon tax policy...
February 12, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196339/acoustic-measurement-and-morphological-features-of-organic-sediment-deposits-in-combined-sewer-networks
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Iacopo Carnacina, Frédérique Larrarte, Nicoletta Leonardi
The performance of sewer networks has important consequences from an environmental and social point of view. Poor functioning can result in flood risk and pollution at a large scale. Sediment deposits forming in sewer trunks might severely compromise the sewer line by affecting the flow field, reducing cross-sectional areas, and increasing roughness coefficients. In spite of numerous efforts, the morphological features of these depositional environments remain poorly understood. The interface between water and sediment remains inefficiently identified and the estimation of the stock of deposit is frequently inaccurate...
January 26, 2017: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192905/extracting-metallic-nanoparticles-from-soils-for-quantitative-analysis-method-development-using-engineered-silver-nanoparticles-and-sp-icp-ms
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D M Schwertfeger, Jessica R Velicogna, Alexander H Jesmer, Selin Saatcioglu, Heather McShane, Richard P Scroggins, Juliska I Princz
The lack of an efficient and standardized method to disperse soil particles and quantitatively subsample the nanoparticulate fraction for characterization analyses is hindering progress in assessing the fate and toxicity of metallic engineered nanomaterials in the soil environment. This study investigates various soil extraction and extract preparation techniques for their ability to remove nanoparticulate Ag from a field soil amended with biosolids contaminated with engineered silver nanoparticles (AgNPs), while presenting a suitable suspension for quantitative single-particle inductively coupled plasma mass spectroscopy (SP-ICP-MS) analysis...
January 30, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190899/physiological-responses-of-rosa-rubiginosa-to-saline-environment
#14
Tomasz Hura, Bożena Szewczyk-Taranek, Katarzyna Hura, Krzysztof Nowak, Bożena Pawłowska
The aim of this work was to analyse the response of Rosa rubiginosa to salinity induced by different concentrations of sodium chloride and calcium chloride (0, 25, 50, 100, 150 and 200 mM). Besides salt accumulation and pH changes, other parameters were investigated including photosynthetic activity, leaf water content, the dynamics of necrosis and chlorosis appearance and leaf drying. The study was complemented with microscopic analysis of changes in leaf anatomy. R. rubiginosa was more sensitive to the salinity induced by calcium chloride than by sodium chloride...
2017: Water, Air, and Soil Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187936/probabilistic-modeling-of-aggregate-lead-exposure-in-children-of-urban-china-using-an-adapted-ieubk-model
#15
Buqing Zhong, Elisa Giubilato, Andrea Critto, Lingqing Wang, Antonio Marcomini, Jinliang Zhang
Lead, a ubiquitous pollutant throughout the environment, is confirmed to be neurotoxic for children by pulmonary and oral routes. As preschool children in China continue to be exposed to lead, we analyzed the available biomonitoring data for preschool children in urban China collected in the period 2004-2014 through a literature review. To identify apportionment of lead exposure sources for urban children in China, we modified the IEUBK model with a Monte Carlo module to assess the uncertainty and variability of the model output based on limited available exposure data and compared the simulated blood lead levels with the observed ones obtained through literature review...
February 7, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187398/phosphorus-deficiency-modifies-as-translocation-in-the-halophyte-plant-species-atriplex-atacamensis
#16
Delphine Vromman, Juan-Pablo Martínez, Stanley Lutts
Most arsenic in surface soil and water exists primarily in its oxidized form, as arsenate (As(V); AsO4(3-)), which is an analog of phosphate (PO4(3-)). Arsenate can be taken up by phosphate transporters. Atriplex atacamensis Phil. is native to northern Chile (Atacama Desert), and this species can cope with high As concentrations and low P availability in its natural environment. To determine the impact of P on As accumulation and tolerance in A. atacamensis, the plants were cultivated in a hydroponic system under four treatments: no As(V) addition with 323µM phosphate (control); 1000µM As(V) addition with 323µM phosphate; no As(V) and no phosphate; 1000µM As(V) addition and no phosphate...
February 7, 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185099/microbial-arsenite-oxidation-with-oxygen-nitrate-or-an-electrode-as-the-sole-electron-acceptor
#17
Van Khanh Nguyen, Huong T Tran, Younghyun Park, Jaecheul Yu, Taeho Lee
The purpose of this study was to identify bacteria that can perform As(III) oxidation for environmental bioremediation. Two bacterial strains, named JHS3 and JHW3, which can autotrophically oxidize As(III)-As(V) with oxygen as an electron acceptor, were isolated from soil and water samples collected in the vicinity of an arsenic-contaminated site. According to 16S ribosomal RNA sequence analysis, both strains belong to the ɤ-Proteobacteria class and share 99% sequence identity with previously described strains...
February 9, 2017: Journal of Industrial Microbiology & Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177833/the-importance-of-molecular-markers-and-primer-design-when-characterizing-biodiversity-from-environmental-dna-edna
#18
Joanna Freeland
Environmental DNA (eDNA) comprises DNA fragments that have been shed into the environment by organisms, and which can be extracted from environmental samples such as water or soil. Characterization of eDNA can allow researchers to infer the presence or absence of species from a particular site without the need to locate and identify individuals, and therefore may provide an extremely valuable tool for quantifying biodiversity. However, as is often the case with relatively new protocols, methodological challenges remain...
December 22, 2016: Genome Génome / Conseil National de Recherches Canada
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177786/response-of-microbial-communities-to-roxarsone-under-different-culture-conditions
#19
Yaci Liu, Zhaoji Zhang, Yasong Li, Yuhong Fei
Roxarsone is a feed additive widely used in broiler and swine industry that has the potential to contaminate environment, mainly via the use of poultry manure as fertilizer, which results in release of inorganic arsenic to the soil and water. This study was conducted to investigate the roxarsone degradation and the response of microbial community under different culture conditions using high-throughput sequencing technology. Poultry litter was incubated for 288 h in the presence of roxarsone under light aerobic, dark aerobic, or dark anaerobic conditions, showing that roxarsone was completely degraded after 48 h of dark anaerobic incubation, while 79...
January 20, 2017: Canadian Journal of Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28175949/lipid-accumulation-in-prokaryotic-microorganisms-from-arid-habitats
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REVIEW
Philippa Hauschild, Annika Röttig, Mohamed H Madkour, Ahmed M Al-Ansari, Naief H Almakishah, Alexander Steinbüchel
This review shall provide support for the suitability of arid environments as preferred location to search for unknown lipid-accumulative bacteria. Bacterial lipids are attracting more and more attention as sustainable replacement for mineral oil in fuel and plastic production. The development of prokaryotic microorganisms in arid desert habitats is affected by its harsh living conditions. Drought, nutrient limitation, strong radiation, and extreme temperatures necessitate effective adaption mechanisms. Accumulation of storage lipids as energy reserve and source of metabolic water represents a common adaption in desert animals and presumably in desert bacteria and archaea as well...
February 7, 2017: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
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