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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211469/soil-wettability-can-be-explained-by-the-chemical-composition-of-particle-interfaces-an-xps-study
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Susanne K Woche, Marc-O Goebel, Robert Mikutta, Christian Schurig, Matthias Kaestner, Georg Guggenberger, Jörg Bachmann
Soil wettability (quantified in terms of contact angle, CA) is crucial for physical, chemical, and biological soil functioning. As the CA is determined by components present within the outmost nanometer of particles, this study applied X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) with a maximum analysis depth of 10 nm to test the relationship between CA and surface elemental composition, using soil samples from a chronosequence where CA increased from 0° (0 yrs) to about 98° (120 yrs). Concurrently, as seen by XPS, C and N content increased and the content of O and the mineral-derived cations (Si, Al, K, Na, Ca, Mg, Fe) decreased...
February 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199942/atmospheric-contribution-to-boron-enrichment-in-aboveground-wheat-tissues
#2
Cheng Wang, Junfeng Ji, Mindong Chen, Cong Zhong, Zhongfang Yang, Patrick Browne
Boron is an essential trace element for all organisms and has both beneficial and harmful biological functions. A particular amount of boron is discharged into the environment every year because of industrial activities; however, the effects of environmental boron emissions on boron accumulation in cereals has not yet been estimated. The present study characterized the accumulation of boron in wheat under different ecological conditions in the Yangtze River Delta (YRD) area. This study aimed to estimate the effects of atmospheric boron that is associated with industrial activities on boron accumulation in wheat...
February 3, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199147/microbiological-safety-of-animal-wastes-processed-by-physical-heat-treatment-an-alternative-to-eliminate-human-pathogens-in-biological-soil-amendments-as-recommended-by-the-food-safety-modernization-act
#3
Zhao Chen, Xiuping Jiang
Animal wastes have high nutritional value as biological soil amendments of animal origin for plant cultivation in sustainable agriculture; however, they can be sources of some human pathogens. Although composting is an effective way to reduce pathogen levels in animal wastes, pathogens may still survive under certain conditions and persist in the composted products, which potentially could lead to fresh produce contamination. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration Food Safety Modernization Act, alternative treatments are recommended for reducing or eliminating human pathogens in raw animal manure...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Food Protection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197689/influence-of-straw-incorporation-with-and-without-straw-decomposer-on-soil-bacterial-community-structure-and-function-in-a-rice-wheat-cropping-system
#4
Jun Zhao, Tian Ni, Weibing Xun, Xiaolei Huang, Qiwei Huang, Wei Ran, Biao Shen, Ruifu Zhang, Qirong Shen
To study the influence of straw incorporation with and without straw decomposer on bacterial community structure and biological traits, a 3-year field experiments, including four treatments: control without fertilizer (CK), chemical fertilizer (NPK), chemical fertilizer plus 7500 kg ha(-1) straw incorporation (NPKS), and chemical fertilizer plus 7500 kg ha(-1) straw incorporation and 300 kg ha(-1) straw decomposer (NPKSD), were performed in a rice-wheat cropping system in Changshu (CS) and Jintan (JT) city, respectively...
February 14, 2017: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194679/soil-properties-and-microbial-ecology-of-a-paddy-field-after-repeated-applications-of-domestic-and-industrial-sewage-sludges
#5
Xiaoyan Liu, Wuxing Liu, Qingling Wang, Longhua Wu, Yongming Luo, Peter Christie
The effects of repeated application of two types of sewage sludge, domestic and industrial (petrochemical, PSS) sludges, into paddy fields over a 5-year period on the soil properties and microbial ecology were studied and compared with conventional NPK fertilizer application. Soil organic matter and total nitrogen contents were significantly higher in the two sludge treatments than that in fertilized plots after 5 years. Soil concentrations of potentially toxic metals were low after 5 years of both sludge treatments, but the polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) showed differences between the two sludge types...
February 14, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194672/assessment-of-the-effects-of-orally-administered-ferrous-sulfate-on-oncopeltus-fasciatus-heteroptera-lygaeidae
#6
Amparo Ferrero, Amparo Torreblanca, María Dolores Garcerá
Iron is an essential nutrient needed for multiple biological processes, but it is also an effective pro-oxidant in its reduced form. Environmental sources of iron toxic species include reduced soils from rice plantations, polluted natural areas from metal industry waste, or iron oxides used in soil bioremediation. Few studies have been conducted to assess the toxicity of iron species in insects. The present work aims to assess the oxidative stress effects of ferrous sulfate administered in drinking water after acute exposure (96 h) to adults of the insect model Oncopeltus fasciatus (Dallas)...
February 13, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188481/internal-exposure-to-neutron-activated-56-mn-dioxide-powder-in-wistar-rats-part%C3%A2-1-dosimetry
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Valeriy Stepanenko, Tolebay Rakhypbekov, Keiko Otani, Satoru Endo, Kenichi Satoh, Noriyuki Kawano, Kazuko Shichijo, Masahiro Nakashima, Toshihiro Takatsuji, Aya Sakaguchi, Hiroaki Kato, Yuichi Onda, Nariaki Fujimoto, Shin Toyoda, Hitoshi Sato, Altay Dyussupov, Nailya Chaizhunusova, Nurlan Sayakenov, Darkhan Uzbekov, Aisulu Saimova, Dariya Shabdarbaeva, Mazhin Skakov, Alexandr Vurim, Vyacheslav Gnyrya, Almas Azimkhanov, Alexander Kolbayenkov, Kasym Zhumadilov, Yankar Kairikhanova, Andrey Kaprin, Vsevolod Galkin, Sergey Ivanov, Timofey Kolyzhenkov, Aleksey Petukhov, Elena Yaskova, Irina Belukha, Artem Khailov, Valeriy Skvortsov, Alexander Ivannikov, Umukusum Akhmedova, Viktoria Bogacheva, Masaharu Hoshi
There were two sources of ionizing irradiation after the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki: (1) initial gamma-neutron irradiation at the moment of detonation and (2) residual radioactivity. Residual radioactivity consisted of two components: radioactive fallout containing fission products, including radioactive fissile materials from nuclear device, and neutron-activated radioisotopes from materials on the ground. The dosimetry systems DS86 and DS02 were mainly devoted to the assessment of initial radiation exposure to neutrons and gamma rays, while only brief considerations were given for the estimation of doses caused by residual radiation exposure...
February 10, 2017: Radiation and Environmental Biophysics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187675/taxonomy-and-ecology-of-a-new-species-of-i-corynura-i-hymenoptera-%C3%A2-halictidae-augochlorini-from-chile-and-argentina
#8
Rocío Ana González-Vaquero, Carlo Polidori, José Luis Nieves-Aldrey
We describe a new species of Corynura Spinola, a socially polymorphic genus within the bee tribe Augochlorini (Halictidae). We present a detailed description of both sexes of Corynura (Corynura) moscosensis n. sp. González-Vaquero, images of diagnostic morphological structures and antennal sensilla, floral associations, distributional data and notes on its nesting biology. Corynura moscosensis n. sp. is similar in appearance to C. (C.) chloromelas (Alfken), but it can be distinguished by the sculpturing of the mesoscutum and the hair types on the propodeum in the female, and by the genitalia and extent of the area exclusively covered by sensilla placoidea on the antennal flagellum of the male...
January 16, 2017: Zootaxa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28184370/metaproteomics-as-a-complementary-approach-to-gut-microbiota-in-health-and-disease
#9
REVIEW
Bernardo A Petriz, Octávio L Franco
Classic studies on phylotype profiling are limited to the identification of microbial constituents, where information is lacking about the molecular interaction of these bacterial communities with the host genome and the possible outcomes in host biology. A range of OMICs approaches have provided great progress linking the microbiota to health and disease. However, the investigation of this context through proteomic mass spectrometry-based tools is still being improved. Therefore, metaproteomics or community proteogenomics has emerged as a complementary approach to metagenomic data, as a field in proteomics aiming to perform large-scale characterization of proteins from environmental microbiota, such as the human gut...
2017: Frontiers in Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183019/kinetics-of-soil-dehydrogenase-in-response-to-exogenous-cd-toxicity
#10
Xiangping Tan, Ziquan Wang, Guannan Lu, Wenxiang He, Gehong Wei, Feng Huang, Xinlan Xu, Weijun Shen
Soil dehydrogenase plays a role in the biological oxidation of soil organic matter and can be considered a good measure of the change of microbial oxidative activity under environmental pollutions. However, the kinetic characteristic of soil dehydrogenase under heavy metal stresses has not been investigated thoroughly. In this study, we characterized the kinetic characteristic of soil dehydrogenase in 14 soil types, and investigated how kinetic parameters changed under spiked with different concentrations of cadmium (Cd)...
January 31, 2017: Journal of Hazardous Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28180988/internal-exposure-to-neutron-activated-56-mn-dioxide-powder-in-wistar-rats-part%C3%A2-2-pathological-effects
#11
Kazuko Shichijo, Nariaki Fujimoto, Darkhan Uzbekov, Ynkar Kairkhanova, Aisulu Saimova, Nailya Chaizhunusova, Nurlan Sayakenov, Dariya Shabdarbaeva, Nurlan Aukenov, Almas Azimkhanov, Alexander Kolbayenkov, Zhanna Mussazhanova, Daisuke Niino, Masahiro Nakashima, Kassym Zhumadilov, Valeriy Stepanenko, Masao Tomonaga, Tolebay Rakhypbekov, Masaharu Hoshi
To fully understand the radiation effects of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki among the survivors, radiation from neutron-induced radioisotopes in soil and other materials should be considered in addition to the initial radiation directly received from the bombs. This might be important for evaluating the radiation risks to the people who moved to these cities soon after the detonations and probably inhaled activated radioactive "dust." Manganese-56 is known to be one of the dominant radioisotopes produced in soil by neutrons...
February 8, 2017: Radiation and Environmental Biophysics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28170446/community-level-physiological-profiling-analyses-show-potential-to-identify-the-copiotrophic-bacteria-present-in-soil-environments
#12
Salvador Lladó, Petr Baldrian
Community-level physiological profiling (CLPP) analyses from very diverse environments are frequently used with the aim of characterizing the metabolic versatility of whole environmental bacterial communities. While the limitations of the methodology for the characterization of whole communities are well known, we propose that CLPP combined with high-throughput sequencing and qPCR can be utilized to identify the copiotrophic, fast-growing fraction of the bacterial community of soil environments, where oligotrophic taxa are usually dominant...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165505/spectrally-monitoring-the-response-of-the-biocrust-moss-syntrichia-caninervis-to-altered-precipitation-regimes
#13
Kristina E Young, Sasha C Reed
Climate change is expected to impact drylands worldwide by increasing temperatures and changing precipitation patterns. These effects have known feedbacks to the functional roles of dryland biological soil crust communities (biocrusts), which are expected to undergo significant climate-induced changes in community structure and function. Nevertheless, our ability to monitor the status and physiology of biocrusts with remote sensing is limited due to the heterogeneous nature of dryland landscapes and the desiccation tolerance of biocrusts, which leaves them frequently photosynthetically inactive and difficult to assess...
February 6, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161039/does-soil-fauna-like-truffles-just-as-humans-do-one-year-study-of-biodiversity-in-natural-br%C3%A3-l%C3%A3-s-of-tuber-aestivum-vittad
#14
Stefania Pinto, Fabio Gatti, Luis G García-Montero, Cristina Menta
There are numerous aspects related to Tuber species, which have not been explored to date. Tuber aestivum Vitt. is an ectomycorrhizal fungus, that produces an area (called brûlé) around the host plant trunk, where the germination of other plants is inhibited. What happens inside this particular environment is still not sufficiently understood, especially in terms of soil fauna. A previous work showed that there were higher microarthropod abundances outside during the period of maximum activity of the mycelium...
February 1, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160641/contribution-of-glomalin-to-dissolve-organic-carbon-under-different-land-uses-and-seasonality-in-dry-tropics
#15
Ashutosh Kumar Singh, Apurva Rai, Vivek Pandey, Nandita Singh
Glomalin related soil protein (GRSP) is a hydrophobic glycoprotein that is significant for soil organic carbon (SOC) persistence and sequestration, owing to its large contribution to SOC pool and long turnover time. However, the contribution of GRSP to dissolve OC (DOC) leach from soil is not yet comprehensively explored, though it could have implication in understanding SOC dynamics. We, therefore, aim to measure the contribution of GRSP to DOC, in a range of land uses and climatic seasons in the dry tropical ecosystem...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28155070/isolation-of-a-bacterial-consortium-able-to-degrade-the-fungicide-thiabendazole-the-key-role-of-a-sphingomonas-phylotype
#16
Chiara Perruchon, Antonis Chatzinotas, Michalis Omirou, Sotirios Vasileiadis, Urania Menkissoglou-Spiroudi, Dimitrios G Karpouzas
Thiabendazole (TBZ) is a fungicide used in fruit-packaging plants. Its application leads to the production of wastewaters requiring detoxification. In the absence of efficient treatment methods, biological depuration of these effluents could be a viable alternative. However, nothing is known regarding the microbial degradation of the recalcitrant and toxic to aquatics TBZ. We report the isolation, via enrichment cultures from a polluted soil, of the first bacterial consortium able to rapidly degrade TBZ and use it as a carbon source...
February 2, 2017: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152094/beetle-pollination-and-flowering-rhythm-of-annona-coriacea-mart-annonaceae-in-brazilian-cerrado-behavioral-features-of-its-principal-pollinators
#17
Marilza Silva Costa, Ricardo José Silva, Hipólito Ferreira Paulino-Neto, Mônica Josene Barbosa Pereira
The conservation and sustainable management of Annona coriacea requires knowledge of its floral and reproductive biology, and of its main pollinators and their life cycles. In this work, we analyzed these aspects in detail. Floral biology was assessed by observing flowers from the beginning of anthesis to senescence. The visiting hours and behavior of floral visitors in the floral chamber were recorded, as were the sites of oviposition. Excavations were undertaken around specimens of A. coriacea to determine the location of immature pollinators...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149176/reclamation-of-coalmine-overburden-dump-through-environmental-friendly-method
#18
Anfal Arshi
Coal mine spoils (-the previous overburden of coal seams, inevitable by-product in the mining process) which are usually unfavorable for plant growth have different properties according to dumping years. The reclamation of overburden dumps (OBDs) through plantation by using efficient microbes with suitable bio-inoculants is an environmental friendly microbial technique for significant improvement in fertility status and biological activities of the OBD soil. A systematic greenhouse pot experiment program followed by field trial was conducted to investigate the influence of arbuscular mycorrhizal (AM) and NFB on the performance of plant growth which have resulted in the development of environmental friendly bio-inoculant package for soil reclamation of abandoned mine land by revegetation...
February 2017: Saudi Journal of Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28148984/temporal-variations-in-diazotrophic-communities-and-nifh-transcripts-level-across-the-agricultural-and-fallow-land-at-jaipur-rajasthan-india
#19
Sushma Sharma, Dileep K Singh
Biological nitrogen fixation is one of the most important nutrient processes in the ecosystem. Many studies have estimated the variations in soil diazotrophic communities across the globe. To understand the dynamics of nitrogen fixing bacterial communities and their response to the environmental changes, it is important to study the temporal variability of these communities. Using DNA fingerprinting method, denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis and real time polymerase chain reaction of the nifH gene, we have found that the agricultural land harbored unique nitrogen fixing communities that revealed different temporal patterns and abundance...
March 2017: Indian Journal of Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28148979/development-of-mesorhizobium-ciceri-based-biofilms-and-analyses-of-their-antifungal-and-plant-growth-promoting-activity-in-chickpea-challenged-by-fusarium-wilt
#20
Krishnashis Das, Mahendra Vikram Singh Rajawat, Anil Kumar Saxena, Radha Prasanna
Biofilmed biofertilizers have emerged as a new improved inoculant technology to provide efficient nutrient and pest management and sustain soil fertility. In this investigation, development of a Trichoderma viride-Mesorhizobium ciceri biofilmed inoculant was undertaken, which we hypothesized, would possess more effective biological nitrogen fixing ability and plant growth promoting properties. As a novel attempt, we selected Mesorhizobium ciceri spp. with good antifungal attributes with the assumption that such inoculants could also serve as biocontrol agents...
March 2017: Indian Journal of Microbiology
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