Microplastics in agroecosystems-impacts on ecosystem functions and food chain

  title={Microplastics in agroecosystems-impacts on ecosystem functions and food chain},
  author={Emmanuel Sunday Okeke and Charles Obinwanne Okoye and Edidiong Okokon Atakpa and Richard Ekeng Ita and Raphael Nyaruaba and Chiamaka Linda Mgbechidinma and Otobong Donald Akan},
  journal={Resources, Conservation and Recycling},
  • E. OkekeC. Okoye O. Akan
  • Published 1 February 2022
  • Environmental Science
  • Resources, Conservation and Recycling

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