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Changes in soil aggregation and glomalin-related soil protein content as affected by the arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal species Glomus mosseae and Glomus intraradices
Abstract Arbuscular mycorrhizal (AM) fungi are key organisms of the soil/plant system, influencing soil fertility and plant nutrition, and contributing to soil aggregation and soil structureExpand
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Heavy metal contamination in the seaweeds of the Venice lagoon.
The concentrations of heavy metals (Fe, Zn, Cu, Cd, Ni, Pb, Cr, As) were determined in seven seaweeds of environmental and commercial relevance (Ulva rigida C. Ag., Gracilaria gracilis (Stackhouse)Expand
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Heavy metal and grain-size distributions in estuarine shallow water sediments of the Cona Marsh (Venice Lagoon, Italy)
Anthropogenic heavy metals and grain size were determined in 15 surface sediment samples from the Cona Marsh, an estuarine area of the Venice Lagoon (Italy). The investigation is based on separateExpand
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Comparison of in vitro submitochondrial particle and Microtox® assays for determining the toxicity of organotin compounds
The toxicity of 14 organotin compounds was investigated by means of two short-term in vitro bioassays, the submitochondrial particle (SMP) test and the Microtox® test. The first bioassay makes use ofExpand
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Tapes philippinarum seed exposure to metals in polluted areas of the Venice lagoon
The concentration changes of 12 metals (As, Hg, Cd, Cr, Co, Cu, Pb, Mn, Ni, V, Zn, Fe, and Hg) in the soft tissues of Tapes philippinarum during growth were investigated. Clams were seeded in twoExpand
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Toxicity of tributyltin and triphenyltin to early life-stages of Paracentrotus lividus (Echinodermata: Echinoidea).
Sperm cell and embryo toxicity tests using the Mediterranean sea urchin Paracentrotus lividus were performed to assess the toxicity of tributyltin chloride, bis(tributyltin)oxide, triphenyltinExpand
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Effects of long-term land use on arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi and glomalin-related soil protein
Abstract The maintenance of soil health and productivity is a central aim of sustainable agriculture. Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) are soil biota fundamental for soil fertility and plantExpand
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Assessment of phenolic herbicide toxicity and mode of action by different assays
A phytotoxicity assay based on seed germination/root elongation has been optimized and used to evaluate the toxic effects of some phenolic herbicides. The method has been improved by investigatingExpand
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Re-examination of the reaction of diethyldithiocarbamate with the copper of superoxide dismutase.
The reaction of the copper of (Cu,Zn)-superoxide dismutase with diethyldithiocarbamate was studied at pH = 7.4 and the results obtained led to a reaction scheme basically different from theExpand
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Submitochondrial particle response to linear alkylbenzene sulfonates, nonylphenol polyethoxylates and their biodegradation derivatives
The effects on mitochondrial respiratory parameters of linear alkylbenzene sulfonates (LAS), nonylphenol polyeth-oxylates (NPEO), and some of their biotransformation products, namely sulfophenylExpand
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