Yooeun Chae

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Nanomaterials of various shapes and dimensions are widely used in the medical, chemical, and electronic industries. Multiple studies have reported the ecotoxicological effects of nanaoparticles when released in aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems; however, information on the toxicity of silver nanowires (AgNWs) to freshwater organisms and their transfer(More)
Particle toxicity and metal ions from the dissolution of metallic nanoparticles (NPs) can have environmentally toxic effects. Among the diverse metallic NPs, four types of zinc oxide NPs (ZnO-NPs)-two spherical (diameters <50 nm and <100 nm) and two wire (50 nm × 300 nm and 90 nm × 1000 nm) shaped-were examined using dual-color whole-cell bioreporters(More)
Contamination by bulk plastics and plastic debris is currently the one of the most serious environmental problems in aquatic ecosystems. In particular, small-scale plastic debris such as microplastics and nanoplastics has become leading contributors to the pollution of marine and freshwater ecosystems. Studies are investigating the impacts of micro-and(More)
It is important to have tools to measure the bioavailability to assess the risks of pollutants because the bioavailability is defined as the portions of pollutants showing the biological effects on living organisms. This study described the construction of tunable Escherichia coli whole-cell bioreporter (WCB) using the promoter region of zinc-inducible(More)
The traditional method of evaluating the effects of soil contaminants on living organisms by measuring the total amount of contaminant has been largely inadequate, in part because testing contamination levels is hindered in real samples. Here we report a novel strategy for testing arsenic (As) bioavailability in soil samples by direct (in vivo) and indirect(More)
Soils contaminated with heavy metals have been reused for agricultural, building, and industrial uses following remediation. This study assesses plant growth and bioaccumulation of heavy metals following remediation of industrially contaminated soil. The soil was collected from a field site near a nonferrous smelter and was subjected to laboratory- and(More)
Nanoparticles (NPs) are increasingly being used, and they present the risk of being introduced into food webs. Numerous studies have been conducted to evaluate the toxicological effects of NPs in the aquatic and freshwater environments and their transfer to upper-level trophic organisms. However, information on the transfer and consequent effects of NPs on(More)
We investigated the quantification of bioavailable arsenic in contaminated soils and evaluation of soil-washing processes in the aspect of bioavailability using a novel bacterial bioreporter developed in present study. The whole-cell bioreporter (WCB) was genetically engineered by fusing the promoter of nik operon from Escherichia coli and green fluorescent(More)
Silver nanomaterials (AgNMs) are widely used in many fields because of their antimicrobial properties. Depending on the shapes and dimensions of the AgNMs, their potential uses and needs vary. Consequently, vast quantities of multi-dimensional AgNMs are being manufactured and released into aquatic ecosystems, where they have toxic effects on aquatic(More)
Although fluoride occurs naturally in the environment, excessive amounts of fluoride in freshwater and terrestrial ecosystems can be harmful. We evaluated the toxicity of fluoride compounds on the growth, viability, and photosynthetic capacity of freshwater (Chlamydomonas reinhardtii and Pseudokirchneriella subcapitata) and terrestrial (Chlorococcum(More)