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Assessment of potentially toxic metal (PTM) pollution in mangrove habitats using biochemical markers: A case study on Avicennia officinalis L. in and around Sundarban, India.
The study indicates the potentiality of biomonitoring metal pollution using studied biochemical markers in mangrove habitats and metal concentration in A. officinalis leaves showed significant correlation with sediment metals implying elevated level of bioaccumulation. Expand
Plant canopies: bio-monitor and trap for re-suspended dust particulates contaminated with heavy metals
Urban and peri-urban vegetation is being considered for air pollution abatement. Appropriate plants with efficiency to adsorb and absorb air-pollutants are the prerequisite for green spaceExpand
Assessment of biotic response to heavy metal contamination in Avicennia marina mangrove ecosystems in Sydney Estuary, Australia.
This study supports the notion that A. marina mangroves act as a phytostabilizer in this highly modified estuary thereby protecting the aquatic ecosystem from point or non-point sources of heavy metal contamination. Expand
Accumulation of trace metals in grey mangrove Avicennia marina fine nutritive roots: the role of rhizosphere processes.
Investigation of mangrove sediments and associated fine nutritive roots collected from five major embayments of Sydney estuary (Australia) for geochemical studies finds a strong linear correlation between metal concentrations in fine nutritives roots vs. total and bio-available contents in sediments. Expand
Assessment of Total Mercury Level in Fish Collected from East Calcutta Wetlands and Titagarh Sewage Fed Aquaculture in West Bengal, India
Total mercury concentration in experimental sites were higher than the control area (Wilcoxon Ranked-Sum test p > 0.05), which suggested the connection between mercury bioaccumulation and sewage fed aquaculture. Expand
Trace metal biogeochemistry in mangrove ecosystems: a comparative assessment of acidified (by acid sulfate soils) and non-acidified sites.
The degree of metal bio-accumulation in leaves and pneumatophores suggest contrasting hydrological behaviors and near-surface geochemical conditions favoring differential metal uptake by mangrove plants in the two sites. Expand
A Review of Threats and Vulnerabilities to Mangrove Habitats: With Special Emphasis on East Coast of India
Mangroves are one of the most threatened ecosystems worldwide located within the intertidal zones of tropics and subtropics. They provide both ecologic and economic benefits to coastal communities.Expand
Assessing the potential ecological risk of Co, Cr, Cu, Fe and Zn in the sediments of Hooghly–Matla estuarine system, India
The study illuminates the necessity for the proper management of vulnerable coastal estuarine ecosystem by stringent pollution control measures along with regular monitoring and checking program. Expand
Multi-metal resistance and plant growth promotion potential of a wastewater bacterium Pseudomonas aeruginosa and its synergistic benefits
Assessing the resistance pattern of wastewater bacteria against multiple HMs and plant growth promotion activity associated with indole-3-acetic acid found great promise as inoculants to promote plant growth in the presence of toxic HMs, as well as plant inoculant systems useful for phytoremediation of polluted soils. Expand
Biofabrication of iron oxide nanoparticles using manglicolous fungus Aspergillus niger BSC-1 and removal of Cr(VI) from aqueous solution
Abstract Superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles (IONPs) (Fe3O4) of 20–40 nm size were successfully fabricated by using manglicolous (mangrove) fungus Aspergillus niger BSC-1 and utilized for theExpand