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Bacterial Weathering of Asbestos
The process of bioweathering involving natural microbes, natural plants and transgenic animals has proven to be a very efficient and effective tool for detoxifying xenobiotics. The presentExpand
Fungal weathering of asbestos in semi arid regions of India.
Two dominant novel species found therein have proved capable of actively removing iron from asbestos fibers as studied by scanning electron microscopy- electron diffraction X-ray (SEM-EDX) analysis, which probably could lead to a reduction in toxicity of asbestos, due to reduced iron concentration as reported in related studies. Expand
Siderophores, the answer for micro to nanosized asbestos fibre related health hazard
Recent studies on the potential toxicity of High Aspect Ratio Nanoparticles (HARN) has yet once again reinforced the health hazard imposed by asbestos fibres ranging from nano to micro size. AsbestosExpand
Phytochemical investigation and pharmacognostic standardization of Cissampelos pareira root
Phytochemical screening revealed that the Cissampelos pareira root extract contains terpenoids, alkaloids, tannins, amino acid proteins, and carbohydrates, which will be useful toward establishing pharmacognostic standards on identification, purity, quality, and classification of the plant, which is gaining relevance in plant drug research. Expand
Microbial siderophores an envisaged tool for asbestos bioremediation – A microcosm approach
Abstract The stability of asbestos in natural environment with its biological aggressiveness and toxicity leading to carcinogenesis is related to its fibrous structure, dimensions and presence ofExpand
Effect of Betel Leaf and Lemon Juice Extracts on Staphylococcus aureus in vitro
Scientists are now focussing on newer and natural alternative compounds to inhibit or kill S. aureus from clinical samples. Expand