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Quantitative analyses of the abundance and composition of ammonia-oxidizing bacteria and ammonia-oxidizing archaea of a Chinese upland red soil under long-term fertilization practices.
The abundance and composition of soil ammonia-oxidizing bacteria (AOB) and ammonia-oxidizing archaea (AOA) were investigated by using quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction, cloning andExpand
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Mechanisms of silicon-mediated alleviation of abiotic stresses in higher plants: a review.
Although silicon (Si) is the second most abundant element both on the surface of the Earth's crust and in soils, it has not yet been listed among the essential elements for higher plants. However,Expand
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Diverse and abundant antibiotic resistance genes in Chinese swine farms
Antibiotic resistance genes (ARGs) are emerging contaminants posing a potential worldwide human health risk. Intensive animal husbandry is believed to be a major contributor to the increasedExpand
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Transfer of metals from soil to vegetables in an area near a smelter in Nanning, China.
A field survey was conducted to investigate the metal contamination in soils and vegetables, and to evaluate the possible health risks to local population through foodchain transfer near a smelter inExpand
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An inventory of trace element inputs to agricultural soils in China.
It is important to understand the status and extent of soil contamination with trace elements to make sustainable management strategies for agricultural soils. The inputs of trace elements toExpand
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Geographical variation in total and inorganic arsenic content of polished (white) rice.
An extensive data set of total arsenic analysis for 901 polished (white) grain samples, originating from 10 countries from 4 continents, was compiled. The samples represented the baseline (i.e.,Expand
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Soil contamination in China: current status and mitigation strategies.
China faces great challenges in protecting its soil from contamination caused by rapid industrialization and urbanization over the last three decades. Recent nationwide surveys show that 16% of theExpand
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Using the class 1 integron-integrase gene as a proxy for anthropogenic pollution
Around all human activity, there are zones of pollution with pesticides, heavy metals, pharmaceuticals, personal care products and the microorganisms associated with human waste streams andExpand
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Exposure to inorganic arsenic from rice: a global health issue?
Many Bangladeshi suffer from arsenic-related health concerns. Most mitigation activities focus on identifying contaminated wells and reducing the amount of arsenic ingested from well water. Food as aExpand
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Contamination of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in urban soils in Beijing, China.
Soil contamination with polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) is an increasing problem in many countries, including China. An extensive and systematic survey has been undertaken to evaluate theExpand
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