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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545213/safe-utilization-of-heavy-metal-contaminated-farmland-by-mulberry-tree-cultivation-and-silk-production
#1
Xiaoming Wan, Mei Lei, Tongbin Chen, Yongbi Tan, Junxing Yang
Heavy-metal-contaminated soil threatens human health and environmental safety. Complete remediation of contaminated soil is expensive; therefore, phytomanagement has emerged as a cost-effective alternative. The current study investigated mulberry tree (Morus alba) plantation, silkworm cultivation, and silk production as phytomanagement options. Results defined the safety of planting mulberry trees in soils with lead (Pb) and arsenic (As) concentrations lower than 369 and 180mgkg(-1), respectively. Silkworms fed with mulberry leaves collected from slightly contaminated soil exhibited productive growth and normal silk production...
May 21, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539916/endophytic-fungi-piriformospora-indica-mediated-protection-of-host-from-arsenic-toxicity
#2
Shayan Mohd, Jagriti Shukla, Aparna S Kushwaha, Kapil Mandrah, Jai Shankar, Nidhi Arjaria, Prem N Saxena, Ram Narayan, Somendu K Roy, Manoj Kumar
Complex intercellular interaction is a common theme in plant-pathogen/symbiont relationship. Cellular physiology of both the partners is affected by abiotic stress. However, little is known about the degree of protection each offers to the other from different types of environmental stress. Our current study focused on the changes in response to toxic arsenic in the presence of an endophytic fungus Piriformospora indica that colonizes the paddy roots. The primary impact of arsenic was observed in the form of hyper-colonization of fungus in the host root and resulted in the recovery of its overall biomass, root damage, and chlorophyll due to arsenic toxicity...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537029/arsenic-accumulation-and-physiological-attributes-of-spinach-in-the-presence-of-amendments-an-implication-to-reduce-health-risk
#3
Muhammad Shahid, Marina Rafiq, Nabeel Khan Niazi, Camille Dumat, Saliha Shamshad, Sana Khalid, Irshad Bibi
The current study examined the effect of calcium (Ca) and ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA) on arsenic (As) uptake and toxicity to spinach (Spinacia oleracea) as well as assessed the potential human health risks. Spinach seedlings were exposed to three levels of As (25, 125, and 250 μM) alone or together with three levels of EDTA (25, 125, and 250 μM) and Ca (1, 5, and 10 mM). The effect of EDTA and Ca was assessed in terms of As contents in roots and shoots, hydrogen peroxide production, chlorophyll contents, and lipid peroxidation...
May 24, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531658/co-plantation-of-aquatic-macrophytes-typha-angustifolia-and-paspalum-scrobiculatum-for-effective-treatment-of-textile-industry-effluent
#4
Vishal V Chandanshive, Niraj R Rane, Asif S Tamboli, Avinash R Gholave, Rahul V Khandare, Sanjay P Govindwar
Field treatment of textile industry effluent was carried out in constructed drenches (91.4m×1.2m×0.6m; 65.8m(3)) planted independently with Typha angustifolia, Paspalum scrobiculatum and their co-plantation (consortium-TP). The in situ treatment of effluent by T. angustifolia, P. scrobiculatum and consortium-TP was found to decrease ADMI color value by 62, 59 and 76%, COD by 65, 63 and 70%, BOD by 68, 63 and 75%, TDS by 45, 39 and 57%, and TSS by 35, 31 and 47%, respectively within 96h. Heavy metals such as arsenic, cadmium, chromium and lead were also removed up to 28-77% after phytoremediation...
May 12, 2017: Journal of Hazardous Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531558/accumulation-translocation-and-conversion-of-six-arsenic-species-in-rice-plants-grown-near-a-mine-impacted-city
#5
Li Ma, Lin Wang, Yuyu Jia, Zhaoguang Yang
Paddy rice (Oryza sativa L.) as the staple food in China was found to be efficient in accumulating arsenic (As) due to cultivated in flooded paddy soil. Uptake and translocation of As in rice plant depended on the As species. In this work, rice plant samples including roots, straws and grains as well as rhizosphere soils were collected from paddy fields near Changsha, a mine impacted city in Southern China. The total As concentrations in the collected samples were observed in the descending order as root > soil > straw > grain...
May 17, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528310/comparative-analysis-of-speciation-and-bioaccessibility-of-arsenic-in-rice-grains-and-complementary-medicines
#6
S Bolan, A Kunhikrishnan, S Chowdhury, B Seshadri, R Naidu, Y S Ok
In many countries, rice grains and complementary medicines are important sources of arsenic (As) consumption. The objective of this study was to compare the speciation and bioaccessibility of As in selected rice grains and complementary medicines. A number of rice grain samples, and a range of herbal and ayurvedic medicines were analyzed for total As, speciation of As using sequential fractionation and extended x-ray absorption fine structure (EXAFS) techniques, and bioaccessibility of As using an in vitro extraction test...
May 3, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527978/enhanced-antimony-v-removal-using-synergistic-effects-of-fe-hydrolytic-flocs-and-ultrafiltration-membrane-with-sludge-discharge-evaluation
#7
Baiwen Ma, Xing Wang, Ruiping Liu, Zenglu Qi, William A Jefferson, Huachun Lan, Huijuan Liu, Jiuhui Qu
The integration of adsorbents with ultrafiltration (UF) membranes is a promising method for alleviating membrane fouling and reducing land use. However, a number of problems have become apparent concerning the granular adsorbents used currently, such as high running cost, high chance of causing membrane surface damage, low in situ chemical cleaning efficiency, etc. Herein, to overcome these disadvantages, loose in situ hydrolyzed flocs were directly injected into the membrane tank, providing strong adsorption ability at low cost...
May 13, 2017: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525880/differential-sulphur-assimilation-mechanism-regulates-response-of-arabidopsis-thaliana-natural-variation-towards-arsenic-stress-under-limiting-sulphur-condition
#8
Ria Khare, Smita Kumar, Tapsi Shukla, Avriti Ranjan, Prabodh Kumar Trivedi
Arsenic (As) is a ubiquitous element, which imposes threat to crops productivity and human health through contaminated food chain. As a part of detoxification mechanism, As is chelated and sequestered into the vacuoles via sulphur containing compounds glutathione (GSH) and phytochelatins (PCs). Under limiting sulphur (LS) conditions, exposure of As leads to enhanced toxic effects in plants. Therefore, it is a prerequisite to understand molecular mechanisms involved in As stress response under sulphur deficiency conditions in plants...
May 8, 2017: Journal of Hazardous Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525265/thioarsenate-toxicity-and-tolerance-in-the-model-system-arabidopsis-thaliana
#9
Britta Planer-Friedrich, Tanja Kühnlenz, Dipti Halder, Regina Lohmayer, Nathaniel Wilson, Colleen Rafferty, Stephan Clemens
Thioarsenates form from arsenite under sulfate-reducing conditions, e.g. in rice paddy soils, and are structural analogues to arsenate. Even though rice is one of the most important sources of human arsenic (As) intake, nothing is published about uptake, toxicity, or tolerance of thioarsenates in plants. Experiments using the model system Arabidopsis thaliana showed that monothioarsenate is less toxic than arsenite, but more toxic than arsenate at concentrations >= 25 µM As, reflected in stronger seedlings growth inhibition on agar plates...
May 19, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516261/-metals-and-their-compounds-as-contaminants-in-food-arsenic-cadmium-lead-and-aluminum
#10
REVIEW
Andrea Hartwig, Gunnar Jahnke
Metals and their compounds are ubiquitously distributed in the environment, thus reaching plant and animal derived food. While actual exposure levels in Europe do not give rise to concern for acute toxicity, chronic toxicity of some metals and metalloids cannot be completely ruled out. Thus, in the case of inorganic arsenic, an elevated risk of carcinogenicity in different organs cannot be excluded even under actual dietary exposure conditions. In the case of cadmium, nephrotoxicity may be a particular problem for certain subgroups, such as children...
May 17, 2017: Bundesgesundheitsblatt, Gesundheitsforschung, Gesundheitsschutz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506182/elemental-properties-of-copper-slag-and-measured-airborne-exposures-at-a-copper-slag-processing-facility
#11
Christopher Mugford, Jenna L Gibbs, Randy Boylstein
In 1974, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health recommended a ban on the use of abrasives containing >1% silica, giving rise to abrasive substitutes like copper slag. We present results from a National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health industrial hygiene survey at a copper slag processing facility that consisted of the collection of bulk samples for metals and silica; and full-shift area and personal air samples for dust, metals, and respirable silica. Carcinogens, suspect carcinogens, and other toxic elements were detected in all bulk samples, and area and personal air samples...
May 16, 2017: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505579/effect-of-lupinus-albus-l-root-activities-on-as-and-cu-mobility-after-addition-of-iron-based-soil-amendments
#12
Teresa Fresno, Jesús M Peñalosa, Jakob Santner, Markus Puschenreiter, Eduardo Moreno-Jiménez
Arsenic and Cu mobility was investigated in the rhizosphere of Lupinus albus L. grown in an iron-amended contaminated soil. White lupin was grown in rhizobags in contaminated soil either left untreated or amended with iron sulphate plus lime (Fe + lime) or biochar (Fe + BC). Porewater was monitored in rhizosphere and bulk soil throughout the experiment and the extractable fraction of several elements and As and Cu plant uptake was analysed after 48 days. The distribution of As, Cu, P and Fe in the lupin rhizosphere was evaluated with chemical images obtained by laser ablation-ICP-MS analysis of diffusive gradients in thin films (DGT) gels...
May 9, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505484/arsenic-speciation-in-the-phloem-exudates-of-rice-and-its-role-in-arsenic-accumulation-in-rice-grains
#13
Wenling Ye, Jingjing Zhang, Ting Fan, Hongjuan Lu, Haiyan Chen, Xuede Li, Rimao Hua
Arsenic (As) speciation in the phloem sap of rice plants and its role in As accumulation in rice grains remain largely uncharacterized. In the present study, we tested As chemical species in the phloem exudates of rice treated with arsenate [As(V)], arsenite [As(III)], monomethylarsonic acid [MMA(V)], or dimethylarsinic acid [DMA(V)]. As(V) was the main species (58%) in the phloem exudates of As(V)-exposed rice, whereas As(III) predominated (69%) in As(III)-exposed rice. A large proportion of As(V) (41-45%) was observed in the phloem exudates when rice was treated with methylated As species...
May 12, 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501771/mechanisms-of-efficient-as-solubilization-in-soils-and-as-accumulation-by-as-hyperaccumulator-pteris-vittata
#14
REVIEW
Yong-He Han, Xue Liu, Bala Rathinasabapathi, Hong-Bo Li, Yanshan Chen, Lena Q Ma
Arsenic (As) in soils is of major environmental concern due to its ubiquity and carcinogenicity. Pteris vittata (Chinese brake fern) is the first known As-hyperaccumulator, which is highly efficient in extracting As from soils and translocating it to the fronds, making it possible to be used for phytoremediation of As-contaminated soils. In addition, P. vittata has served as a model plant to study As metabolisms in plants. Based on the recent advances, we reviewed the mechanisms of efficient As solubilization and transformation in rhizosphere soils of P...
May 11, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494313/heavy-metals-translocation-and-accumulation-from-the-rhizosphere-soils-to-the-edible-parts-of-the-medicinal-plant-fengdan-paeonia-ostii-grown-on-a-metal-mining-area-china
#15
Zhang Jun Shen, De Cong Xu, Yan Song Chen, Zhen Zhang
Fengdan (Paeonia ostii) is one of Chinese 34 famous medicinal materials. This study investigated the concentrations of Arsenic (As), Chromium (Cr), Cadmium (Cd), Copper (Cu), Lead (Pb), Iron (Fe), Manganese (Mn), and Zinc (Zn) in rhizosphere soils, cortex mouton and seeds of Fengdan planted in a metal mining area, China. The mean concentrations of As, Cd, Cu, and Zn in the rhizosphere soils were above the limits set by the Chinese Soil Environmental Quality Standard (GB 15618-1995). The contamination factor (CF) of Cd was >5, while it was >2for As, Cu, Pb, and Zn in all the soils...
May 8, 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488470/antioxidant-enzymes-responses-in-shoots-of-arsenic-hyperaccumulator-isatis-cappadocica-desv-under-interaction-of-arsenate-and-phosphate
#16
Zahra Souri, Naser Karimi, Letúzia M de Oliveira
Isatis cappadocica is known to be a potential accumulator of arsenic (As), but all mechanisms of As detoxification have not been investigated yet. Current study investigated the effects of arsenate and phosphate interaction on growth, lipid peroxidation, As accumulation, phosphorus (P) accumulation, and the activities of some antioxidant enzymes in I. cappadocica. Plants were exposed to 50, 200, 800 & 1200 μmol L(-1) arsenate and 5, 50, 200, 800 & 1600 μmol L(-1) phosphate for 28 days in hydroponic system...
May 10, 2017: Environmental Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486968/complete-sequence-and-comparative-genomic-analysis-of-eight-native-pseudomonas-syringae-plasmids-belonging-to-the-ppt23a-family
#17
José A Gutiérrez-Barranquero, Francisco M Cazorla, Antonio de Vicente, George W Sundin
BACKGROUND: The pPT23A family of plasmids appears to be indigenous to the plant pathogen Pseudomonas syringae and these plasmids are widely distributed and widely transferred among pathovars of P. syringae and related species. pPT23A-family plasmids (PFPs) are sources of accessory genes for their hosts that can include genes important for virulence and epiphytic colonization of plant leaf surfaces. The occurrence of repeated sequences including duplicated insertion sequences on PFPs has made obtaining closed plasmid genome sequences difficult...
May 10, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469622/the-involvement-of-nitric-oxide-in-integration-of-plant-physiological-and-ultrastructural-adjustments-in-response-to-arsenic
#18
Fernanda S Farnese, Juraci A Oliveira, Elder A S Paiva, Paulo E Menezes-Silva, Adinan A da Silva, Fernanda V Campos, Cléberson Ribeiro
High arsenic (As) concentrations are toxic to all the living organisms and the cellular response to this metalloid requires the involvement of cell signaling agents, such as nitric oxide (NO). The As toxicity and NO signaling were analyzed in Pistia stratiotes leaves. Plants were exposed to four treatments, for 24 h: control; SNP [sodium nitroprusside (NO donor); 0.1 mg L(-1)]; As (1.5 mg L(-1)) and As + SNP (1.5 and 0.1 mg L(-1), respectively). The absorption of As increased the concentration of reactive oxygen species and triggered changes in the primary metabolism of the plants...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28468120/trace-element-concentrations-along-a-gradient-of-urban-pressure-in-forest-and-lawn-soils-of-the-paris-region-france
#19
Ludovic Foti, Florence Dubs, Jacques Gignoux, Jean-Christophe Lata, Thomas Z Lerch, Jérôme Mathieu, François Nold, Naoise Nunan, Xavier Raynaud, Luc Abbadie, Sébastien Barot
The concentration, degree of contamination and pollution of 7 trace elements (TEs) along an urban pressure gradient were measured in 180 lawn and wood soils of the Paris region (France). Iron (Fe), a major element, was used as reference element. Copper (Cu), cadmium (Cd), lead (Pb) and zinc (Zn) were of anthropogenic origin, while arsenic (As), chromium (Cr) and nickel (Ni) were of natural origin. Road traffic was identified as the main source of anthropogenic TEs. In addition, the industrial activity of the Paris region, especially cement plants, was identified as secondary source of Cd...
April 28, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28463730/antioxidant-responses-of-peanut-roots-exposed-to-realistic-groundwater-doses-of-arsenate-identification-of-glutathione-s-transferase-as-a-suitable-biomarker-for-metalloid-toxicity
#20
Eliana Bianucci, Ana Furlan, María Del Carmen Tordable, Luis E Hernández, Ramón O Carpena-Ruiz, Stella Castro
Arsenic (As)-polluted groundwater constitutes a serious problem for peanut plants, as roots can accumulate the metalloid in their edible parts. Characterization of stress responses to As may help to detect potential risks and identify mechanisms of tolerance, being the induction of oxidative stress a key feature. Fifteen-day old peanut plants were treated with arsenate in order to characterize the oxidative stress indexes and antioxidant response of the legume under realistic groundwater doses of the metalloid...
April 24, 2017: Chemosphere
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