cellular organisms


Alias: biota

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  1. Moghadam M, Albersmeier A, Winkler A, Cimmino L, Rise K, Hohmann Marriott M, et al. Isolation and genome sequencing of four Arctic marine Psychrobacter strains exhibiting multicopper oxidase activity. BMC Genomics. 2016;17:117 pubmed publisher
    ..Arctic marine bacterial strain collection was established consisting of 1448 individual isolates originating from biota, water and sediment samples taken at a various depth in the Barents Sea, North of mainland Norway, with an all ..
  2. Maranho L, André C, DelValls T, Gagné F, Martín Díaz M. In situ evaluation of wastewater discharges and the bioavailability of contaminants to marine biota. Sci Total Environ. 2015;538:876-87 pubmed publisher
    ..Adverse effects on biota exposed to sediment directly affected by wastewater discharges depend on the chemical contamination level and also ..
  3. Ajima M, Pandey P, Kumar K, Poojary N. Alteration in DNA structure, molecular responses and Na+ -K+ -ATPase activities in the gill of Nile tilapia, Oreochromis niloticus (Linnaeus, 1758) in response to sub-lethal verapamil. Ecotoxicol Environ Saf. 2018;147:809-816 pubmed publisher
    The ecotoxicological consequences of residues from pharmaceutical drugs on aquatic biota have necessitated the development of sensitive and reliable techniques to assess the impact of these xenobiotics on aquatic organisms...
  4. Kang M, Duncan G, Kuszynski C, Oyler G, Zheng J, Becker D, et al. Chlorovirus PBCV-1 encodes an active copper-zinc superoxide dismutase. J Virol. 2014;88:12541-50 pubmed publisher
    ..clade as the other virus SODs but instead groups in an expanded clade that includes Cu-Zn SODs from many cellular organisms. Virus infection often leads to an increase in toxic reactive oxygen species in the host, which can be ..
  5. Lemaire B, Mignolet E, Debier C, Calderon P, Thomé J, Rees J. High hydrostatic pressure influences the in vitro response to xenobiotics in Dicentrarchus labrax liver. Aquat Toxicol. 2016;173:43-52 pubmed publisher
    ..This thermodynamical parameter could well influence the response to and effects of xenobiotics in the deep-sea biota, but this possibility remains largely overlooked...
  6. Aksmann A, Pokora W, Baścik Remisiewicz A, Dettlaff Pokora A, Wielgomas B, Dziadziuszko M, et al. Time-dependent changes in antioxidative enzyme expression and photosynthetic activity of Chlamydomonas reinhardtii cells under acute exposure to cadmium and anthracene. Ecotoxicol Environ Saf. 2014;110:31-40 pubmed publisher
    ..hydrocarbons (PAHs) are present in the freshwater environment at concentrations that can be hazardous to the biota. Among HMs and PAHs, cadmium (Cd) and anthracene (ANT) are the most prevalent and toxic ones...
  7. Alm Eldeen A, Donia T, Alzahaby S. Comparative study on the toxic effects of some heavy metals on the Nile Tilapia, Oreochromis niloticus, in the Middle Delta, Egypt. Environ Sci Pollut Res Int. 2018;25:14636-14646 pubmed publisher
    Heavy metals are the most dangerous hazards affecting aquatic biota in Egypt specially the Nile Tilapia, Oreochromis niloticus, which is an important species in commercial fisheries...
  8. Long S, Tull D, Jeppe K, De Souza D, Dayalan S, Pettigrove V, et al. A multi-platform metabolomics approach demonstrates changes in energy metabolism and the transsulfuration pathway in Chironomus tepperi following exposure to zinc. Aquat Toxicol. 2015;162:54-65 pubmed publisher
    Measuring biological responses in resident biota is a commonly used approach to monitoring polluted habitats. The challenge is to choose sensitive and, ideally, stressor-specific endpoints that reflect the responses of the ecosystem...
  9. Ibor O, Adeogun A, Fagbohun O, Arukwe A. Gonado-histopathological changes, intersex and endocrine disruptor responses in relation to contaminant burden in Tilapia species from Ogun River, Nigeria. Chemosphere. 2016;164:248-262 pubmed publisher
    ..groups of environmental contaminants, showing that the endocrine disruptive responses in fish were associated with biota and sediment contaminant burden...

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  1. Fraga N, Martins A, Faust D, Sakai H, Bianchini A, da Silva C, et al. Cadmium in tissues of green turtles (Chelonia mydas): A global perspective for marine biota. Sci Total Environ. 2018;637-638:389-397 pubmed publisher
    ..Global factors are more relevant than local factors in the distribution of cadmium in biota, using green turtle as a sentinel species.
  2. Pérez F, Llorca M, Köck Schulmeyer M, Škrbić B, Oliveira L, da Boit Martinello K, et al. Assessment of perfluoroalkyl substances in food items at global scale. Environ Res. 2014;135:181-9 pubmed publisher
    ..The prevalence of the eight-carbon chain compounds in biota indicates the high stability and bioaccumulation potential of these compounds...
  3. Cecinato A, Romagnoli P, Perilli M, Balducci C. Pharmaceutical substances in ambient particulates: A preliminary assessment. Chemosphere. 2017;183:62-68 pubmed publisher
    ..has been paid to pharmaceuticals (PCs) in the air, though they are known to affect waters, soils, foods and biota. This paper describes the first attempt to characterize the PC occurrence in the air...
  4. Sfiligoj B, King C, Candy S, Mondon J. Determining the sensitivity of the Antarctic amphipod Orchomenella pinguides to metals using a joint model of survival response to exposure concentration and duration. Ecotoxicology. 2015;24:583-94 pubmed publisher
    ..water quality guidelines for Antarctic marine environments requires understanding the sensitivity of local biota to contaminant exposure...
  5. Li R, Zhou P, Guo Y, Lee J, Zhou B. Tris (1,3-dichloro-2-propyl) phosphate-induced apoptotic signaling pathways in SH-SY5Y neuroblastoma cells. Neurotoxicology. 2017;58:1-10 pubmed publisher
    ..TDCIPP, also known as TDCPP), an extensively used flame retardant, is frequently detected in the environment and biota. Recent studies have shown that TDCIPP has neurotoxic effects...
  6. Gopinathan R, Kanhere J, Banerjee J. Effect of malachite green toxicity on non target soil organisms. Chemosphere. 2015;120:637-44 pubmed publisher
    ..In the present investigation, for the first time, an attempt has been made to study the effects of MG on soil biota by testing Bacillus subtilis, Azotobacter chroococcum, Saccharomyces cerevisiae, Penicillium roqueforti, Eisenia ..
  7. Rozenberg A, Brand P, Rivera N, Leese F, Schubart C. Characterization of fossilized relatives of the White Spot Syndrome Virus in genomes of decapod crustaceans. BMC Evol Biol. 2015;15:142 pubmed publisher
    ..position makes WSSV studies challenging due to large number of genes without homology in other viruses or cellular organisms. Here we report the discovery of an unusually large amount of sequences with high similarity to WSSV in a ..
  8. Nørregaard R, Dang M, Bach L, Geertz Hansen O, Gustavson K, Aastrup P, et al. Comparison of heavy metals, parasites and histopathology in sculpins (Myoxocephalus spp.) from two sites at a lead-zinc mine in North East Greenland. Environ Res. 2018;165:306-316 pubmed publisher
    ..Elevated concentrations of heavy metals are found in water, sediment and biota in the terrestrial, freshwater and marine environments...
  9. Garvin E, Bridge C, Garvin M. Screening Level Assessment of Metal Concentrations in Streambed Sediments and Floodplain Soils within the Grand Lake Watershed in Northeastern Oklahoma, USA. Arch Environ Contam Toxicol. 2017;72:349-363 pubmed publisher
    ..provide an important basis for future data needs in assessing metal concentrations in aquatic and terrestrial biota that are consumed by tribal communities within the watershed to determine if certain organisms are unsafe to ..
  10. Dolan K, Ciesielski T, Lierhagen S, Eulaers I, Nygård T, Johnsen T, et al. Trace element concentrations in feathers and blood of Northern goshawk (Accipiter gentilis) nestlings from Norway and Spain. Ecotoxicol Environ Saf. 2017;144:564-571 pubmed publisher
    Information on trace element pollution in the terrestrial environment and its biota is limited compared to the marine environment...
  11. Pradhan A, Silva C, Silva C, Pascoal C, Cássio F. Enzymatic biomarkers can portray nanoCuO-induced oxidative and neuronal stress in freshwater shredders. Aquat Toxicol. 2016;180:227-235 pubmed publisher
    ..of nanometal oxides have increased concern about their release into natural waters and consequent risks to aquatic biota and the processes they drive...
  12. Maier D, Blaha L, Giesy J, Henneberg A, Köhler H, Kuch B, et al. Biological plausibility as a tool to associate analytical data for micropollutants and effect potentials in wastewater, surface water, and sediments with effects in fishes. Water Res. 2015;72:127-44 pubmed publisher
    ..Plausibility chains to establish causality between exposures and effects and to predict effects in biota in the river from studies in the laboratory are discussed.
  13. Liu S, Chen H, Xu X, Liu S, Sun K, Zhao J, et al. Steroids in marine aquaculture farms surrounding Hailing Island, South China: occurrence, bioconcentration, and human dietary exposure. Sci Total Environ. 2015;502:400-7 pubmed publisher
    ..1 (testosterone) to 560 ng/g (cortisol) (wet weight) in the water, sediment, feed and biota samples, respectively...
  14. Hurem S, Gomes T, Brede D, Lindbo Hansen E, Mutoloki S, Fernandez C, et al. Parental gamma irradiation induces reprotoxic effects accompanied by genomic instability in zebrafish (Danio rerio) embryos. Environ Res. 2017;159:564-578 pubmed publisher
    Gamma radiation represents a potential health risk to aquatic and terrestrial biota, due to its ability to ionize atoms and molecules in living tissues...
  15. Figueiredo C, Grilo T, Lopes C, Brito P, Diniz M, Caetano M, et al. Accumulation, elimination and neuro-oxidative damage under lanthanum exposure in glass eels (Anguilla anguilla). Chemosphere. 2018;206:414-423 pubmed publisher
    ..ecosystems is expected to increase, however, little information is known about their potential impacts in marine biota. Considering the endangered conservation status of the European eel (Anguilla anguilla) and the vulnerability of ..
  16. Cruz Martinez L, Smits J, Fernie K. Stress response, biotransformation effort, and immunotoxicity in captive birds exposed to inhaled benzene, toluene, nitrogen dioxide, and sulfur dioxide. Ecotoxicol Environ Saf. 2015;112:223-30 pubmed publisher
    In the oil sands of Alberta, Canada, toxicology research has largely neglected the effects of air contaminants on biota. Captive Japanese quail (Coturnix c...
  17. Hentati O, Abrantes N, Caetano A, Bouguerra S, Gonçalves F, Römbke J, et al. Phosphogypsum as a soil fertilizer: Ecotoxicity of amended soil and elutriates to bacteria, invertebrates, algae and plants. J Hazard Mater. 2015;294:80-9 pubmed publisher
    ..However, few studies have focused on the impact of PG applications on soil biota, as well as the contribution to soils with elements in mobile fractions of PG which may affect freshwater species ..
  18. Schwartsburd P. Insulin resistance is a two-sided mechanism acting under opposite catabolic and anabolic conditions. Med Hypotheses. 2016;89:8-10 pubmed publisher
    The survival of multi-cellular organisms depends on the organism ability to maintain glucose homeostasis for time of low/high nutrient availability or high energy needs, and the ability to fight infections or stress...
  19. Jayawardena U, Angunawela P, Wickramasinghe D, Ratnasooriya W, Udagama P. Heavy metal-induced toxicity in the Indian green frog: Biochemical and histopathological alterations. Environ Toxicol Chem. 2017;36:2855-2867 pubmed publisher
    Heavy metal contamination may have adverse effects on wetland biota, particularly on amphibians...
  20. Martínez Ruíz E, Martínez Jerónimo F. How do toxic metals affect harmful cyanobacteria? An integrative study with a toxigenic strain of Microcystis aeruginosa exposed to nickel stress. Ecotoxicol Environ Saf. 2016;133:36-46 pubmed publisher
    ..was affected by Ni at very low concentrations, even lower than those established as safe limit to protect aquatic biota. Aside from the toxic effects produced in this cyanobacterium, stimulation to produce toxins could potentiate the ..
  21. Yoon H, Pangging M, Jang M, Hwang Y, Chang Y. Impact of surface modification on the toxicity of zerovalent iron nanoparticles in aquatic and terrestrial organisms. Ecotoxicol Environ Saf. 2018;163:436-443 pubmed publisher
    ..increasingly being applied in environmental remediation, thereby lead to their exposure to aquatic and terrestrial biota. However, little is known regarding the toxic effects of surface-modified nZVI on multiple species in the ..
  22. Natividad J, Petit V, Huang X, De Palma G, Jury J, Sanz Y, et al. Commensal and probiotic bacteria influence intestinal barrier function and susceptibility to colitis in Nod1-/-; Nod2-/- mice. Inflamm Bowel Dis. 2012;18:1434-46 pubmed publisher
    ..pathogen-free (SPF) Nod1(-/-); Nod2(-/-) mice and mice gnotobiotically derived with altered Schaedler flora (ASF) biota were used...
  23. Fournier M, Echeverría Sáenz S, Mena F, Arias Andres M, de la Cruz E, Ruepert C. Risk assessment of agriculture impact on the Frío River watershed and Caño Negro Ramsar wetland, Costa Rica. Environ Sci Pollut Res Int. 2018;25:13347-13359 pubmed publisher
    ..as severe as in other parts of Costa Rica, it is imperative that measures are taken, particularly in the surroundings of Mónico River, in order to diminish and mitigate possible detrimental effects to biota in Caño Negro Ramsar Site.
  24. Martínez Ruíz E, Martínez Jerónimo F. Exposure to the herbicide 2,4-D produces different toxic effects in two different phytoplankters: A green microalga (Ankistrodesmus falcatus) and a toxigenic cyanobacterium (Microcystis aeruginosa). Sci Total Environ. 2018;619-620:1566-1578 pubmed publisher
    ..Moreover, stimulation of the production of cyanotoxins under chemical stress could increase the risk for the biota in aquatic environments, related to herbicides pollution in eutrophic freshwater ecosystems.
  25. Moreau C, Hugall A, McDonald K, Jamieson B, Moritz C. An Ancient Divide in a Contiguous Rainforest: Endemic Earthworms in the Australian Wet Tropics. PLoS ONE. 2015;10:e0136943 pubmed publisher
    ..changes, but less is known about how events deeper in time shaped speciation and extinction in this highly endemic biota. We estimate the phylogeny of a species-rich endemic genus of earthworms (Terrisswalkerius) from the region...
  26. Dranguet P, Flück R, Regier N, Cosio C, Le Faucheur S, Slaveykova V. Towards Mechanistic Understanding of Mercury Availability and Toxicity to Aquatic Primary Producers. Chimia (Aarau). 2014;68:799-805 pubmed publisher
    ..Mass transfer to biota surface, adsorption to cell wall, internalization and release from cells, as well as underlying toxicity ..
  27. Maroušek J, Kolář L, Vochozka M, Stehel V, Maroušková A. Biochar reduces nitrate level in red beet. Environ Sci Pollut Res Int. 2018;25:18200-18203 pubmed publisher
    ..Accelerated metabolism of soil biota turned more nitrogen from fertilizers into organic forms. Hence, less mineral nitrogen is left for red beet intake. ..
  28. Unlü S, Alpar B. Ecological Risk Assessment of HCH and DDT Residues in a Sediment Core from the Küçükçekmece Lagoon, Turkey. Bull Environ Contam Toxicol. 2018;101:358-364 pubmed publisher
    ..The highest concentrations of ?-HCH and p,p'-DDT exceeded probable-effect level values which can lead to frequently cause adverse effects on aquatic biota.
  29. Silva L, Pereira A, Meisel L, Lino C, Pena A. Reviewing the serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) footprint in the aquatic biota: uptake, bioaccumulation and ecotoxicology. Environ Pollut. 2015;197:127-143 pubmed publisher
    ..A comprehensive review of the literature data with focus on their footprint in the aquatic biota, namely their uptake, bioaccumulation and both acute and chronic ecotoxicology is presented...
  30. Suzuki Y, Assad Garcia N, Kostylev M, Noskov V, Wise K, Karas B, et al. Bacterial genome reduction using the progressive clustering of deletions via yeast sexual cycling. Genome Res. 2015;25:435-44 pubmed publisher
    ..Mycoplasma bacteria, with the smallest known genomes among free-living cellular organisms, are ideal models for this purpose, but the natural versions of these cells have genome complexities still ..
  31. Choi S, Song H, Tripathi B, Kerfahi D, Kim H, Adams J. Effect of experimental soil disturbance and recovery on structure and function of soil community: a metagenomic and metagenetic approach. Sci Rep. 2017;7:2260 pubmed publisher
    There has been little study of effects of disturbance on soil biota combining closely controlled experimental conditions and DNA-based methods. We sampled pots of soil at varying times following an initial simulated mass mortality event...
  32. Li J, Shi W, Li Z, Chen Y, Shao L, Jin L. Equilibrium sampling informs tissue residue and sediment remediation for pyrethroid insecticides in mariculture: A laboratory demonstration. Sci Total Environ. 2018;616-617:639-646 pubmed publisher
    ..The quantitative inter-compartmental relationship underlying the laboratory system of sediment-pore water-PDMS-biota was also cross-validated by a mechanistically-based bioaccumulation model, thus confirming the validity of C..
  33. Remaili T, Simpson S, Bennett W, King J, Mosley L, Welsh D, et al. Assisted natural recovery of hypersaline sediments: salinity thresholds for the establishment of a community of bioturbating organisms. Environ Sci Process Impacts. 2018;20:1244-1253 pubmed publisher
    ..Remediation often focuses on engineered solutions, despite sediment-biota interactions often playing a crucial role in improving long-term remediation and restoration of contaminated areas...
  34. Schram L, Wagner C, McMullin R, Anand M. Lichen communities along a pollution gradient 40 years after decommissioning of a Cu-Ni smelter. Environ Sci Pollut Res Int. 2015;22:9323-31 pubmed publisher
    ..The last assessment of the effects from the smelter on the surrounding lichen biota was in 1990, which showed an overall improvement in richness following these initiatives, but still few species ..
  35. Yu W, He J, Lin W, Li Y, Men W, Wang F, et al. Distribution and risk assessment of radionuclides released by Fukushima nuclear accident at the northwest Pacific. J Environ Radioact. 2015;142:54-61 pubmed publisher
    ..65 ± 0.13 Bq/kg-wet and 0.07 ± 0.01 Bq/kg-wet, respectively. The radiological assessment result showed that the radioactive release from the FNA would not have a significant adverse effect on marine biota at the population level.
  36. Rogora M, Mosello R, Kamburska L, Salmaso N, Cerasino L, Leoni B, et al. Recent trends in chloride and sodium concentrations in the deep subalpine lakes (Northern Italy). Environ Sci Pollut Res Int. 2015;22:19013-26 pubmed publisher
    ..the lakes are below the threshold limit for reduced water quality and below concentrations known to harm aquatic biota. However, considering the relevance of deep subalpine lakes, representing almost 80% of the total freshwater ..
  37. Alguacil M, Torres M, Montesinos Navarro A, Roldán A. Soil Characteristics Driving Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungal Communities in Semiarid Mediterranean Soils. Appl Environ Microbiol. 2016;82:3348-3356 pubmed publisher
    ..Communities of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) are main components of soil biota that can determine the productivity of ecosystems...
  38. Lemaire J, Bustamante P, Olivier A, Lourdais O, Michaud B, Boissinot A, et al. Determinants of mercury contamination in viperine snakes, Natrix maura, in Western Europe. Sci Total Environ. 2018;635:20-25 pubmed publisher
    ..the components of aquatic ecosystems, but investigations have been mainly focused on freshwater fish, because this biota represents a major source of Hg for human populations...
  39. Toussaint E, Condamine F, Hawlitschek O, Watts C, Porch N, Hendrich L, et al. Unveiling the diversification dynamics of Australasian predaceous diving beetles in the Cenozoic. Syst Biol. 2015;64:3-24 pubmed publisher
    ..Australia experienced major climatic shifts that have had dramatic ecological consequences for the modern biota. Mesic tropical ecosystems were progressively restricted to the coasts and replaced by arid-adapted floral and ..
  40. Aliyu A, Evangeliou N, Mousseau T, Wu J, Ramli A. An overview of current knowledge concerning the health and environmental consequences of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant (FDNPP) accident. Environ Int. 2015;85:213-28 pubmed publisher
    ..with respect to interactions of the released radionuclides with the environment and impacts on human and non-human biota. Here, we scrutinize existing literature and combine and interpret observations and modeling assessments derived ..
  41. Giulivo M, Capri E, Eljarrat E, Barcelo D. Analysis of organophosphorus flame retardants in environmental and biotic matrices using on-line turbulent flow chromatography-liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry. J Chromatogr A. 2016;1474:71-78 pubmed publisher
    ..The extraction was performed by ultrasound liquid extraction for biota and by pressurized liquid extraction for sediments...
  42. Ademollo N, Patrolecco L, Matozzo V, Marin M, Valsecchi S, Polesello S. Clam bioaccumulation of Alkylphenols and Polyciclic aromatic hydrocarbons in the Venice lagoon under different pressures. Mar Pollut Bull. 2017;124:121-129 pubmed publisher
    b>Biota-Sediment Accumulation Factors (BSAFs) of nonylphenols (NPs) and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in Ruditapes philippinarum from the Venice Lagoon (Italy) were determined with the aim to verify whether the routine ..
  43. Hopkins M, Chen F, Hu S, Zhang Z. The oldest known digestive system consisting of both paired digestive glands and a crop from exceptionally preserved trilobites of the Guanshan Biota (Early Cambrian, China). PLoS ONE. 2017;12:e0184982 pubmed publisher
    The early Cambrian Guanshan biota of eastern Yunnan, China, contains exceptionally preserved animals and algae...
  44. Lorenz A, Haase P, Januschke K, Sundermann A, Hering D. Revisiting restored river reaches - Assessing change of aquatic and riparian communities after five years. Sci Total Environ. 2018;613-614:1185-1195 pubmed publisher
    ..e. river restoration measures, often has little effects on aquatic biota, even in case of strong habitat alterations...
  45. Muna M, Heinlaan M, Blinova I, Vija H, Kahru A. Evaluation of the effect of test medium on total Cu body burden of nano CuO-exposed Daphnia magna: A TXRF spectroscopy study. Environ Pollut. 2017;231:1488-1496 pubmed publisher
    Toxicity of Cu and Cu-based nanoparticles (NPs) to aquatic biota is usually mitigated in natural freshwater compared to organics-free artificial freshwater...
  46. Rudd J, Bodaly R, Fisher N, Kelly C, Kopec D, Whipple C. Fifty years after its discharge, methylation of legacy mercury trapped in the Penobscot Estuary sustains high mercury in biota. Sci Total Environ. 2018;642:1340-1352 pubmed publisher
    ..the partial removal of the contaminated mobile sediment pool followed by replacement with clean-clay particulates to dilute inorganic mercury concentrations, which would lower methylation rates and mercury concentrations in biota.
  47. Ludt W, Bernal M, Bowen B, Rocha L. Living in the past: phylogeography and population histories of Indo-Pacific wrasses (genus Halichoeres) in shallow lagoons versus outer reef slopes. PLoS ONE. 2012;7:e38042 pubmed publisher
    Sea level fluctuations during glacial cycles affect the distribution of shallow marine biota, exposing the continental shelf on a global scale, and displacing coral reef habitat to steep slopes on oceanic islands...
  48. Thomsen F, Borsani F, Clarke D, de Jong C, de Wit P, Goethals F, et al. WODA Technical Guidance on Underwater Sound from Dredging. Adv Exp Med Biol. 2016;875:1161-6 pubmed publisher
    ..WEGUS) prepared a guidance paper in 2013 on dredging sound, including a summary of potential impacts on aquatic biota and advice on underwater sound monitoring procedures...
  49. Yu G, Bu Q, Cao Z, Du X, Xia J, Wu M, et al. Brominated flame retardants (BFRs): A review on environmental contamination in China. Chemosphere. 2016;150:479-490 pubmed publisher
    Brominated flame retardants (BFRs) which were detected extensively in environmental and biota samples worldwide, have raised significant concerns during past decades for their persistence, bioaccumulation and potential toxicity to ..
  50. Yang Y, Chen P, Liao V. Nanoscale zerovalent iron (nZVI) at environmentally relevant concentrations induced multigenerational reproductive toxicity in Caenorhabditis elegans. Chemosphere. 2016;150:615-623 pubmed publisher
    ..The potential impact of nZVI on biota at environmentally relevant concentrations needs to be elucidated...
  51. Scott J, McKirdy S, van der Merwe J, Green R, Burbidge A, Pickles G, et al. Zero-tolerance biosecurity protects high-conservation-value island nature reserve. Sci Rep. 2017;7:772 pubmed publisher
    ..Secondly, comprehensive knowledge of the island's biota allowed estimation of false positive detections (62% native species)...
  52. Hu Z, Yao P, van der Wal D, Bouma T. Patterns and drivers of daily bed-level dynamics on two tidal flats with contrasting wave exposure. Sci Rep. 2017;7:7088 pubmed publisher
    Short-term bed-level dynamics has been identified as one of the main factors affecting biota establishment or retreat on tidal flats...
  53. Morra R, Del Carratore F, Muhamadali H, Horga L, Halliwell S, Goodacre R, et al. Translation Stress Positively Regulates MscL-Dependent Excretion of Cytoplasmic Proteins. MBio. 2018;9: pubmed publisher
    ..b>IMPORTANCE Protein translocation is an essential feature of cellular organisms. Bacteria, like all single-cell organisms, interact with their environment by translocation of proteins ..
  54. Macias Fauria M, Post E. Effects of sea ice on Arctic biota: an emerging crisis discipline. Biol Lett. 2018;14: pubmed publisher
    ..framework to study these effects, defining direct effects as those acting on life-history events of Arctic biota, and indirect effects, where ASI acts upon biological systems through chains of events, normally involving ..
  55. Zhang C, He J, Shen J. [Global change field manipulative experiments and their applications in soil microbial ecology.]. Ying Yong Sheng Tai Xue Bao. 2016;27:1663-1673 pubmed publisher
    ..Moreover, the response and feedback of soil biota as well as the biogeochemical processes that they mediated were further addressed...
  56. Kubota Y, Tsuji H, Kawagoshi T, Shiomi N, Takahashi H, Watanabe Y, et al. Chromosomal Aberrations in Wild Mice Captured in Areas Differentially Contaminated by the Fukushima Dai-Ichi Nuclear Power Plant Accident. Environ Sci Technol. 2015;49:10074-83 pubmed publisher
    Following the Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Plant accident, radiation effects on nonhuman biota in the contaminated areas have been a great concern...
  57. Hamerlík L, Dobríková D, Szarlowicz K, Reczyński W, Kubica B, Å porka F, et al. Lake biota response to human impact and local climate during the last 200 years: A multi-proxy study of a subalpine lake (Tatra Mountains, W Carpathians). Sci Total Environ. 2016;545-546:320-8 pubmed publisher
    ..were applied on a sediment core from a subalpine Tatra lake (Popradské pleso) to reveal the response of aquatic biota to eutrophication induced by human activities in the lake catchment...
  58. Ubeda J, Chacón Ocaña M, Díaz Hellín P, Ramírez Pérez H, Briones A. Genetic and phenotypic characterization of Saccharomyces spp. strains isolated in distillery plants. FEMS Yeast Res. 2016;16: pubmed publisher
    ..Due to the fact that fermentation is spontaneous, the yeast biota of these environments, Saccharomyces and non-Saccharomyces, is very varied so these ecological niches are ..
  59. Magesky A, Pelletier E. Cytotoxicity and Physiological Effects of Silver Nanoparticles on Marine Invertebrates. Adv Exp Med Biol. 2018;1048:285-309 pubmed publisher
    ..known for a long time to be highly toxic to bacterial communities, aquatic organisms, and particularly to marine biota. Strong chloro-complexes dominate Ag speciation in seawater and facilitate its persistence in dissolved form...
  60. Adamakis I, Malea P, Panteris E. The effects of Bisphenol A on the seagrass Cymodocea nodosa: Leaf elongation impairment and cytoskeleton disturbance. Ecotoxicol Environ Saf. 2018;157:431-440 pubmed publisher
    ..of environmental concern, classified as "moderately toxic" and "toxic", causing adverse effects on aquatic biota. Although information about BPA toxicity on aquatic fauna is available, the data about BPA effects on aquatic ..
  61. Hendgen M, Hoppe B, Döring J, Friedel M, Kauer R, Frisch M, et al. Effects of different management regimes on microbial biodiversity in vineyard soils. Sci Rep. 2018;8:9393 pubmed publisher
    An active and diverse soil biota is important for maintaining crop productivity and quality, and preservation of these traits is a major goal of sustainable farming...
  62. Lu X, He M, Ding J, Siemann E. Latitudinal variation in soil biota: testing the biotic interaction hypothesis with an invasive plant and a native congener. ISME J. 2018;: pubmed publisher
    Soil biota community structure can change with latitude, but the effects of changes on native plants, invasive plants, and their herbivores remain unclear...
  63. Aerts J, Röling W, Elsaesser A, Ehrenfreund P. Biota and biomolecules in extreme environments on Earth: implications for life detection on Mars. Life (Basel). 2014;4:535-65 pubmed publisher
    ..Therefore, a great deal depends on the extraction efficiency. The questions "what to look for", "where to look", and "how to look for it" require more of our attention to ensure the success of future life detection missions on Mars. ..
  64. Urien N, Lebrun J, Fechner L, Uher E, Francois A, Queau H, et al. Environmental relevance of laboratory-derived kinetic models to predict trace metal bioaccumulation in gammarids: Field experimentation at a large spatial scale (France). Water Res. 2016;95:330-9 pubmed publisher
    ..aquatic organisms and offer a promising approach for linking water contamination to trace metal bioaccumulation in biota. Nevertheless, models are based on laboratory-derived kinetic parameters, and the question of their relevance to ..
  65. Dan Liu -, Wu S, Xu H, Zhang Q, Zhang S, Shi L, et al. Distribution and bioaccumulation of endocrine disrupting chemicals in water, sediment and fishes in a shallow Chinese freshwater lake: Implications for ecological and human health risks. Ecotoxicol Environ Saf. 2017;140:222-229 pubmed publisher
    ..and bioaccumulation of six endocrine disrupting compounds (EDCs) were investigated in water, sediment and biota samples from Luoma Lake, a shallow Chinese freshwater lake...
  66. Mondal T, Lavanya A, Mallick A, Dadmala T, Kumbhare R, Bhadra U, et al. Novel Triazole linked 2-phenyl benzoxazole derivatives induce apoptosis by inhibiting miR-2, miR-13 and miR-14 function in Drosophila melanogaster. Apoptosis. 2017;22:786-799 pubmed publisher
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