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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914540/evaluation-of-antidesmone-alkaloid-as-a-photosynthesis-inhibitor
#1
Olívia Moreira Sampaio, Murilo Marinho de Castro Lima, Thiago André Moura Veiga, Beatriz King-Díaz, Maria Fátima das Graças Fernandes da Silva, Blas Lotina-Hennsen
Antidesmone, isolated from Waltheria brachypetala Turcz., owns special structural features as two α,β-unsaturated carbonyl groups and a side alkyl chain that can compete with the quinones involved in the pool of plastoquinones at photosystem II (PSII). In this work, we showed that the alkaloid is an inhibitor of Hill reaction and its target was located at the acceptor side of PSII. Studies of chlorophyll (Chl) a fluorescence showed a J-band that indicates direct action of antidesmone in accumulation of QA(-) (reduced plastoquinone A) due to the electron transport blocked at the QB (plastoquinone B) level similar to DCMU...
November 2016: Pesticide Biochemistry and Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913070/basagran-%C3%A2-induces-developmental-malformations-and-changes-the-bacterial-community-of-zebrafish-embryos
#2
Jacinta M M Oliveira, Victor Galhano, Isabel Henriques, Amadeu M V M Soares, Susana Loureiro
This study aimed to assess the effects of Basagran(®) on zebrafish (Danio rerio) embryos. The embryos were exposed to Basagran(®) at concentrations ranging from 120.0 to 480.6 mg/L, and the effects on embryo development (up to 96 h) and bacterial communities of 96 h-larvae were assessed. The embryo development response was time-dependent and concentration-dependent (106.35 < EC50 < 421.58 mg/L). The sensitivity of embryo-related endpoints decreased as follows: blood clotting in the head and/or around the yolk sac > delay or anomaly in yolk sac absorption > change in swimming equilibrium > development of pericardial and/or yolk sac oedema > scoliosis...
November 29, 2016: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912165/biomarker-analysis-of-american-toad-anaxyrus-americanus-and-grey-tree-frog-hyla-versicolor-tadpoles-following-exposure-to-atrazine
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Marcía N Snyder, W Matthew Henderson, Donna A Glinski, S Thomas Purucker
The objective of the current study was to use a biomarker-based approach to investigate the influence of atrazine exposure on American toad (Anaxyrus americanus) and grey tree frog (Hyla versicolor) tadpoles. Atrazine is one of the most frequently detected herbicides in environmental matrices throughout the United States. In surface waters, it has been found at concentrations from 0.04-2859μg/L and thus presents a likely exposure scenario for non-target species such as amphibians. Studies have examined the effect of atrazine on the metamorphic parameters of amphibians, however, the data are often contradictory...
November 21, 2016: Aquatic Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906609/glyphosate-adversely-affects-danio-rerio-males-acetylcholinesterase-modulation-and-oxidative-stress
#4
Fernanda Moreira Lopes, Sergiane Souza Caldas, Ednei Gilberto Primel, Carlos Eduardo da Rosa
It has been demonstrated that glyphosate-based herbicides are toxic to animals. In the present study, reactive oxygen species (ROS) generation, antioxidant capacity against peroxyl radicals (ACAP), and lipid peroxidation (LPO), as well as the activity and expression of the acetylcholinesterase (AChE) enzyme, were evaluated in Danio rerio males exposed to 5 or 10 mg/L of glyphosate for 24 and 96 h. An increase in ACAP in gills after 24 h was observed in the animals exposed to 5 mg/L of glyphosate. A decrease in LPO was observed in brain tissue of animals exposed to 10 mg/L after 24 h, while an increase was observed in muscle after 96 h...
December 1, 2016: Zebrafish
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898796/sorption-of-pharmaceuticals-heavy-metals-and-herbicides-to-biochar-in-the-presence-of-biosolids
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Daniel A Bair, Fungai N D Mukome, Inna E Popova, Temitope A Ogunyoku, Allie Jefferson, Daoyuan Wang, Sarah C Hafner, Thomas M Young, Sanjai J Parikh
Agricultural practices are increasingly incorporating recycled waste materials, such as biosolids, to provide plant nutrients and enhance soil functions. Although biosolids provide benefits to soil, municipal wastewater treatment plants receive pharmaceuticals and heavy metals that can accumulate in biosolids, and land application of biosolids can transfer these contaminants to the soil. Environmental exposure of these contaminants may adversely affect wildlife, disrupt microbial communities, detrimentally affect human health through long-term exposure, and cause the proliferation of antibiotic-resistant bacteria...
November 2016: Journal of Environmental Quality
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898330/catalytic-degradation-of-2-4-dichlorophenoxyacetic-acid-2-4-d-by-nano-fe2o3-activated-peroxymonosulfate-influential-factors-and-mechanism-determination
#6
Nematollah Jaafarzadeh, Farshid Ghanbari, Mehdi Ahmadi
2,4-Dichlorophenoxyacetic acid (2,4-D) is one of the most applicable herbicides in the world. Therefore, its residue in aquatic environment threatens the human health and ecosystems. In this study, Fe2O3 (hematite) nanoparticles (HNPs) were synthesized, and the characteristics of the obtained HNPs were determined using X-ray powder diffraction (XRD), field emission scanning electron microscopy (FESEM), Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), Brunauer-Emmett-Teller (BET) technique, and particle size analyzer (PSA)...
November 26, 2016: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898329/simultaneous-removal-of-structurally-different-pesticides-in-a-biomixture-detoxification-and-effect-of-oxytetracycline
#7
Alejandra Huete-Soto, Mario Masís-Mora, Verónica Lizano-Fallas, Juan Salvador Chin-Pampillo, Elizabeth Carazo-Rojas, Carlos E Rodríguez-Rodríguez
The biopurification systems (BPS) used for the treatment of pesticide-containing wastewater must present a versatile degrading ability, in order to remove different active ingredients according to the crop protection programs. This work aimed to assay the simultaneous removal of several pesticides (combinations of herbicides/insecticides/fungicides, or insecticides/fungicides) in a biomixture used in a BPS over a period of 115 d, and in the presence of oxytetracycline (OTC), an antibiotic of agricultural use that could be present in wastewater from agricultural pesticide application practices...
November 26, 2016: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896581/secondary-metabolites-of-endophytic-xylaria-species-with-potential-applications-in-medicine-and-agriculture
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Martha Lydia Macías-Rubalcava, Rosa Elvira Sánchez-Fernández
Fungal endophytes are important sources of bioactive secondary metabolites. The genus Xylaria Hill (ex Schrank, 1789, Xylariaceae) comprises various endophytic species associated to both vascular and non vascular plants. The secondary metabolites produced by Xylaria species include a variety of volatile and non-volatile compounds. Examples of the former are sesquiterpenoids, esters, and alcohols, among others; and of the latter we find terpenoids, cytochalasins, mellein, alkaloids, polyketides, and aromatic compounds...
January 2017: World Journal of Microbiology & Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891778/paternal-and-joint-parental-occupational-pesticide-exposure-and-spina-bifida-in-the-national-birth-defects-prevention-study-1997-to-2002
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Stacy M Pettigrew, Erin M Bell, Alissa R Van Zutphen, Carissa M Rocheleau, Gary M Shaw, Paul A Romitti, Andrew Olshan, Philip J Lupo, Aida Soim, Jennifer A Makelarski, Adrian M Michalski, Wayne Sanderson
BACKGROUND: Because of persistent concerns over the association between pesticides and spina bifida, we examined the role of paternal and combined parental occupational pesticide exposures in spina bifida in offspring using data from a large population-based study of birth defects. METHODS: Occupational information from fathers of 291 spina bifida cases and 2745 unaffected live born control infants with estimated dates of delivery from 1997 to 2002 were collected by means of maternal report...
November 2016: Birth Defects Research. Part A, Clinical and Molecular Teratology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891240/differences-in-the-clinical-manifestations-and-short-term-prognosis-of-acute-cerebral-infarction-after-exposure-to-agent-orange
#10
SangWoo Han, Inha Hwang, Seung Min Kim, Young Soon Yang, SangWon Ha, Jeong Ho Han, Tae Hwan Park
BACKGROUND: Agent Orange (AO) is the code name for one of the herbicides and defoliants used in the Vietnam War. Studies conducted thus far show a significant correlation between AO and the occurrence of cardiovascular diseases. But there is little data on the association between AO and stroke, and limited studies have targeted patient groups exposed to AO. METHOD: Bohun medical center Institutional Review Board (IRB) approved the study. (ID: 341) We studied patients with acute ischemic stroke within 7 days of onset in VHS medical center and 4 other general hospitals...
2016: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890715/effects-of-atrazine-on-ovarian-growth-in-the-estuarine-crab-neohelice-granulata
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G R Silveyra, I S Canosa, E M Rodríguez, D A Medesani
Atrazine, a herbicide that is intensively used in Argentina, was assayed to evaluate the alteration of reproduction in a wild species of crustaceans. Adult females of the estuarine crab Neohelice granulata were exposed to formulated atrazine during the 3-month pre-reproductive period. Three atrazine concentrations (0.03, 0.3 and 3mg/L) were assayed, together with a water dilution control. At the end of the exposure period, several variables concerning the energetic status of animals were measured, such as weight gain, glycemia, and energy reserves in both muscle and hepatopancreas...
November 24, 2016: Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Toxicology & Pharmacology: CBP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888568/facile-preparation-of-a-polydopamine-based-monolith-for-multiple-monolithic-fiber-solid-phase-microextraction-of-triazine-herbicides-in-environmental-water-samples
#12
Zirui Zhang, Meng Mei, Yanmei Huang, Xiaojia Huang, Hanyue Huang, Yuxin Ding
A new multiple monolithic fiber solid-phase microextraction using a polydopamine-based monolith as the extraction medium is proposed. The monolith was synthesized by facile in situ copolymerization of N-methacryldopamine and dual cross-linkers (divinylbenzene/ethylenedimethacrylate) in the presence of N,N-dimethylformamide. The effect of the contents of N-methacryldopamine and porogen in the polymerization mixture on the extraction performance was investigated thoroughly. A series of characterization studies was performed to validate the structure and properties of the monolith...
November 26, 2016: Journal of Separation Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888426/evaluation-of-herbicides-action-on-plant-bioindicators-by-genetic-biomarkers-a-review
#13
Cleiton Pereira de Souza, Thays de Andrade Guedes, Carmem Silvia Fontanetti
The use of pesticides has increased worldwide, owing to the demand for products of good quality and to satisfy a growing population. Herbicides represent almost half of the total amount of pesticides used. Although important to the reduction of costs and an increase of productivity, their indiscriminate use, as well as that of the other pesticides, is a global environmental problem, since they affect the living organisms. To evaluate the damage caused by herbicides to the environment, different organisms have been used as bioindicators, especially higher plants, due to several advantages...
December 0: Environmental Monitoring and Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27887035/impact-of-transgene-genome-location-on-gene-migration-from-herbicide-resistant-wheat-triticum-aestivum-l-to-jointed-goatgrass-aegilops-cylindrica-host
#14
M Rehman, J L Hansen, C A Mallory-Smith, R S Zemetra
BACKGROUND: Wheat (Triticum aestivum) (ABD) and jointed goatgrass (Aegilops cylindrica) (CD) can cross and produce hybrids that can backcross to either parent. Such backcrosses can result in progeny with chromosomes and/or chromosome segments retained from wheat. Thus, a herbicide resistance gene could migrate from wheat to jointed goatgrass. In theory, the risk of gene migration from herbicide resistant-wheat to jointed goatgrass is more likely if the gene is located on the D-genome and less likely if the gene is located on A or B genome of wheat...
November 25, 2016: Pest Management Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886770/multiresidue-method-for-trace-pesticide-analysis-in-honeybee-wax-comb-by-gc-qqq-ms
#15
M D Gil García, S Uclés Duque, A B Lozano Fernández, A Sosa, A R Fernández-Alba
The aim of this analytical study is to develop an improved multi-residue methodology of high sensitivity and expanded scope for pesticide residue analysis in honeybee wax combs. The method was validated for 160 pesticide residues (including acaricides, insecticides, fungicides and herbicides) gas chromatography amenable and covering a wide variety of polarity and chemical structure. This method of analysis applied gas chromatography coupled to a triple quadrupole mass spectrometer for the quantitative analysis of pesticide residues...
January 15, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886567/evaluation-of-8-hydroxy-2-deoxyguanosine-and-nfkb-activation-oxidative-stress-response-acetylcholinesterase-activity-and-histopathological-changes-in-rainbow-trout-brain-exposed-to-linuron
#16
Ahmet Topal, Gonca Alak, Serdar Altun, Hüseyin Serkan Erol, Muhammed Atamanalp
Linuron is a widely used herbicide to control grasses and annual broad leaf weeds. It is known that linuron has toxic effects on different organisms. However, the toxic effects of linuron on aquatic organisms, especially fish, is completely unknown. Thus, we aimed to investigate changes in 8-hydroxy-2-deoxyguanosine (8-OHdG) and nuclear factor kappa B (NFkB) activity, histopathological changes, antioxidant responses and acetylcholinesterase (AChE) activity in rainbow trout brain after exposure to linuron. Fish were exposed to 30μg/L, 120μg/L and 240μg/L concentrations of linuron for twenty-one days...
November 13, 2016: Environmental Toxicology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885582/biotransformation-of-herbicides-by-aquatic-microbial-communities-associated-to-submerged-leaves
#17
Louis Carles, Florent Rossi, Muriel Joly, Pascale Besse-Hoggan, Isabelle Batisson, Joan Artigas
Leaf microbial communities possess a large panel of enzymes permitting the breakdown of leaf polymers as well as the transformation of organic xenobiotic compounds present in stream waters. This study aims to assess the potential of leaf microbial communities, exhibiting different exposure histories to pesticides (upstream versus downstream), to biotransform three maize herbicides (mesotrione, S-metolachlor, and nicosulfuron) in single and cocktail molecule exposures. The results showed a high dissipation of nicosulfuron (sulfonylurea herbicide) (from 29...
November 24, 2016: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885104/could-vitamin-c-and-zinc-chloride-protect-the-germ-cells-against-sodium-arsenite
#18
L S Altoé, I B Reis, Mlm Gomes, H Dolder, Jc Monteiro Pirovani
Arsenic (As) is commonly associated with natural and human processes such as volcanic emissions, mining and herbicides production, being an important pollutant. Several studies have associated As intake with male fertility reduction, thus the aim of the present study was to evaluate whether vitamin C and/or zinc would counteract As side effects within the testicles. Adult male Wistar rats were divided into six experimental groups: control, sodium arsenite (5 mg/kg/day), vitamin C (100 mg/kg/day), zinc chloride (ZnCl2; 20 mg/kg/day), sodium arsenite + vitamin C and sodium arsenite + ZnCl2 Testicles and epididymis were harvested and either frozen or routinely processed to be embedded in glycol methacrylate resin...
November 24, 2016: Human & Experimental Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881727/a-tightly-regulated-genetic-selection-system-with-signaling-active-alleles-of-phytochrome-b
#19
Wei Hu, J Clark Lagarias
Selectable markers derived from plant genes circumvent the potential risk of antibiotic/herbicide-resistance gene transfer into neighboring plant species, endophytic bacteria and mycorrhizal fungi. Toward this goal, we have engineered and validated signaling active alleles of phytochrome B (eYHB) as plant-derived selection marker genes in the model plant Arabidopsis thaliana. By probing the relationship of construct size and induction conditions to optimal phenotypic selection, we show that eYHB-based alleles are robust substitutes for antibiotic/herbicide-dependent marker genes as well as surprisingly sensitive reporters of off-target transgene expression...
November 23, 2016: Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876225/glyphosate-and-ampa-distribution-in-wind-eroded-sediment-derived-from-loess-soil
#20
Célia P M Bento, Dirk Goossens, Mahrooz Rezaei, Michel Riksen, Hans G J Mol, Coen J Ritsema, Violette Geissen
Glyphosate is one of the most used herbicides in agricultural lands worldwide. Wind-eroded sediment and dust, as an environmental transport pathway of glyphosate and of its main metabolite aminomethylphosphonic acid (AMPA), can result in environmental- and human exposure far beyond the agricultural areas where it has been applied. Therefore, special attention is required to the airborne transport of glyphosate and AMPA. In this study, we investigated the behavior of glyphosate and AMPA in wind-eroded sediment by measuring their content in different size fractions (median diameters between 715 and 8 μm) of a loess soil, during a period of 28 days after glyphosate application...
November 18, 2016: Environmental Pollution
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