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Soil contamination with silver nanoparticles reduces Bishop pine growth and ectomycorrhizal diversity on pine roots (2015)
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Sweet, M. J., & Singleton, I. (2015). Soil contamination with silver nanoparticles reduces Bishop pine growth and ectomycorrhizal diversity on pine roots. Journal of Nanoparticle Research, 17, 448. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11051-015-3246-4

Soil contamination by silver nanoparticles (AgNP) is of potential environmental concern but little work has been carried out on the effect of such contamination on ectomycorrhizal fungi (EMF). EMF are essential to forest ecosystem functions as they a... Read More about Soil contamination with silver nanoparticles reduces Bishop pine growth and ectomycorrhizal diversity on pine roots.

Investigation of potential reasons for bacterial survival on ‘ready-to-eat’ leafy produce during exposure to gaseous ozone (2015)
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Wani, S., Barnes, J., & Singleton, I. (2016). Investigation of potential reasons for bacterial survival on ‘ready-to-eat’ leafy produce during exposure to gaseous ozone. Postharvest Biology and Technology, 111, 185-190. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.postharvbio.2015.08.007

Fresh leafy produce, such as lettuce and coriander, are subject to post-harvest microbial contamination and decay. Because of increasing pesticide resistance and consumer pressures, alternative residue-free treatments, such as ozone, are being active... Read More about Investigation of potential reasons for bacterial survival on ‘ready-to-eat’ leafy produce during exposure to gaseous ozone.

Quinol-cytochrome c Oxidoreductase and Cytochrome c4 Mediate Electron Transfer during Selenate Respiration in Thauera selenatis (2010)
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Lowe, E. C., Bydder, S., Hartshorne, R. S., Tape, H. L. U., Dridge, E. J., Debieux, C. M., …Butler, C. S. (2010). Quinol-cytochrome c Oxidoreductase and Cytochrome c4 Mediate Electron Transfer during Selenate Respiration in Thauera selenatis. Journal of Biological Chemistry, 285(24), 18433-18442. https://doi.org/10.1074/jbc.M110.115873

Selenate reductase (SER) from Thauera selenatis is a periplasmic enzyme that has been classified as a type II molybdoenzyme. The enzyme comprises three subunits SerABC, where SerC is an unusual b-heme cytochrome. In the present work the spectropotent... Read More about Quinol-cytochrome c Oxidoreductase and Cytochrome c4 Mediate Electron Transfer during Selenate Respiration in Thauera selenatis.

Potential use of DNA adducts to detect mutagenic compounds in soil (2008)
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Hua, G., Lyons, B., Killham, K., & Singleton, I. (2009). Potential use of DNA adducts to detect mutagenic compounds in soil. Environmental Pollution, 157(3), 916-921. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envpol.2008.10.026

In this study, three different soils with contrasting features, spiked with 300 mg benzo[a]pyrene (BaP)/kg dry soil, were incubated at 20 °C and 60% water holding capacity for 540 days. At different time points, BaP and {DNA} were extracted and quant... Read More about Potential use of DNA adducts to detect mutagenic compounds in soil.

DDT Resistance and Transformation by Different Microbial Strains Isolated from DDT-Contaminated Soils and Compost Materials (2003)
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Kantachote, D., Singleton, I., McClure, N., Naidu, R., Megharaj, M., & Harch, B. D. (2003). DDT Resistance and Transformation by Different Microbial Strains Isolated from DDT-Contaminated Soils and Compost Materials. Compost science & utilization, 11(4), 300-310. https://doi.org/10.1080/1065657x.2003.10702139

Bioremediation is a potential option to treat 1, 1, 1-trichloro-2, 2-bis (4-chlorophenyl) ethane (DDT) contaminated sites. In areas where suitable microbes are not present, the use of DDT resistant microbial inoculants may be necessary. It is vital t... Read More about DDT Resistance and Transformation by Different Microbial Strains Isolated from DDT-Contaminated Soils and Compost Materials.

Changes in microbial properties associated with long-term arsenic and DDT contaminated soils at disused cattle dip sites (2003)
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Edvantoro, B., Naidu, R., Megharaj, M., & Singleton, I. (2003). Changes in microbial properties associated with long-term arsenic and DDT contaminated soils at disused cattle dip sites. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety, 55(3), 344-351. https://doi.org/10.1016/s0147-6513%2802%2900092-1

This work examined the effect of long-term arsenic (As) and DDT contamination on soil microbial properties at 11 cattle dip sites in northern New South Wales, Australia. Total As in the surface (0–10 cm) soils from these sites ranged from 34 to 2941... Read More about Changes in microbial properties associated with long-term arsenic and DDT contaminated soils at disused cattle dip sites.