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  1. Content type: Research

    The effects of temperature and salinity on the metabolism of the Asiatic clam Corbicula fluminea (mollusca, Lamellibranchia) were studied experimentally. Firstly, three indexes of basal metabolism (oxygen consump...

    Authors: Bai-cai Xiao, Er-chao Li, Zhen-yu Du, Run-lan Jiang, Li-qiao Chen and Na Yu

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2014 3:455

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  2. Content type: Research

    The mangrove ecosystem is a coastal tropical biome located in the transition zone between land and sea that is characterized by periodic flooding, which confers unique and specific environmental conditions on ...

    Authors: Renata A Castro, Maria Carolina Quecine, Paulo T Lacava, Bruna D Batista, Danice M Luvizotto, Joelma Marcon, Anderson Ferreira, Itamar S Melo and João L Azevedo

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2014 3:382

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  3. Content type: Research

    Constructed root-channel wetland (CRCW) is a term for pre-pond/wetland/post-pond complexes, where the wetland includes plant-bed/ditch landscape and root-channel structure. Source water out of pre-ponds flows ...

    Authors: Baoling Wang, Yu Wang and Weidong Wang

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2014 3:326

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  4. Content type: Database

    Use of mercury (Hg) for gold-mining in French Guiana (up until 2006) as well as the presence of naturally high background levels in soils, has led to locally high concentrations in soils and sediments. The pre...

    Authors: Valérie Laperche, Jennifer Hellal, Régine Maury-Brachet, Bernard Joseph, Pierre Laporte, Dominique Breeze and François Blanchard

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2014 3:322

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  5. Content type: Research

    Jaffna peninsula in Sri Lanka is an area of intensive agriculture using extensive organic and inorganic nitrogenous compounds and hence, this study was focused on assessing vulnerability of karstic aquifer sys...

    Authors: Meththika Vithanage, Thushyanthi Mikunthan, Selverajah Pathmarajah, Sutharsiny Arasalingam and Herath Manthrithilake

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2014 3:271

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  6. Content type: Research

    This study reports the occurrence of different Vibrio and Salmonella species in 52 samples of Mytilus galloprovincialis collected from four sites along the Atlantic coast between Agadir and Essaouira (Anza, Cap G...

    Authors: Hasna Mannas, Rachida Mimouni, Noureddine Chaouqy, Fatima Hamadi and Jaime Martinez-Urtaza

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2014 3:265

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  7. Content type: Research

    A total of 65 Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) isolates were subjected to analysis of genetic relationship using fAFLP (fluorescent Fragment Length Polymorphism), in order to determine the genetic diversity within a g...

    Authors: Fernando Hercos Valicente and Rosane Bezerra da Silva

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2014 3:256

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  8. Content type: Case study

    Contamination of groundwater by naturally occurring arsenic has recently become a disturbing environmental problem in Viterbo area, Central Italy. Arsenic concentrations in most of the public supply networks e...

    Authors: Giuseppe Sappa, Sibel Ergul and Flavia Ferranti

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2014 3:237

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  9. Content type: Research

    This study investigated the relationship between flounder skin meal (FSM) and vitamin C in mediating collagen biosynthesis. Based on the vitamin C requirements (150 mg/kg) of the black rockfish (mean body weig...

    Authors: Jae-Ho Hwang, Sung-Ju Rha, Jae-Kwon Cho and Seon-Jae Kim

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2014 3:235

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  10. Content type: Research

    New high resolution seismic data (Subbottom Chirp) coupled to high resolution Multibeam bathymetry collected in the frame of the Stromboli geophysical experiment aimed at recording active seismic data and tomo...

    Authors: Gemma Aiello, Vincenzo Di Fiore, Ennio Marsella and Salvatore Passaro

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2014 3:232

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  11. Content type: Research

    This study attempts to combine the results of geophysical images obtained from three commonly used electrode configurations using an image processing technique in order to assess their capabilities to reproduc...

    Authors: Kehinde S Ishola, Mohd NM Nawawi, Khiruddin Abdullah, Ali Idriss Aboubakar Sabri and Kola Abdulnafiu Adiat

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2014 3:214

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  12. Content type: Research

    Cushion plants are important components of alpine and Arctic plant communities around the world. They fulfill important roles as facilitators, nurse plants and foundation species across trophic levels for vasc...

    Authors: Juha M Alatalo and Chelsea J Little

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2014 3:157

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  13. Content type: Research

    Homegarden agroforestry is believed to be more diverse and provide multiple services for household than other monocropping system and this is due to the combination of crops, trees and livestock. The aim of th...

    Authors: Ewuketu Linger

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2014 3:154

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  14. Content type: Research

    A gravity inversion method based on the Nettleton-Parasnis technique is used to estimate near surface density in an area without exposed outcrop or where outcrop occurrences do not adequately represent the sub...

    Authors: Reza Toushmalani and Azizalah Rahmati

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2014 3:135

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  15. Content type: Research

    Changes in the hydrologic cycle due to increase in greenhouse gases cause variations in intensity, duration, and frequency of precipitation events. Quantifying the potential effects of climate change and adapt...

    Authors: Francesco De Paola, Maurizio Giugni, Maria Elena Topa and Edoardo Bucchignani

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2014 3:133

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  16. Content type: Research

    The screening of pollutant-degrading bacteria are limited due to most of bacteria in the natural environment cannot be cultivated. For the purpose of resuscitating and stimulating “viable but non-culturable” (...

    Authors: Xiaomei Su, Yindong Liu, Jinxing Hu, Linxian Ding and Chaofeng Shen

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2014 3:117

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  17. Content type: Methodology

    This paper describes the applications of the fractured continuum model to the different enhanced geothermal systems reservoir conditions. The capability of the fractured continuum model to generate fracture ch...

    Authors: Elena A Kalinina, Katherine A Klise, Sean A McKenna, Teklu Hadgu and Thomas S Lowry

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2014 3:110

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  18. Content type: Research

    Future climate changes and the resulting modifications in anthropogenic activities will alter the interactions between rivers and groundwater. The quantification of these hydraulic interactions is absolutely n...

    Authors: Didier Graillot, Frédéric Paran, Gudrun Bornette, Pierre Marmonier, Christophe Piscart and Laurent Cadilhac

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2014 3:68

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  19. Content type: Research

    Effects of cropping practices on soil properties viz. particle size distribution, pH, bulk density (BD), field capacity (FC, -33 kPa), permanent wilting point (PWP, -1500 kPa), available water capacity (AWC) a...

    Authors: Krishna Gopal Mandal, Dilip Kumar Kundu, Ravender Singh, Ashwani Kumar, Rajalaxmi Rout, Jyotiprakash Padhi, Pradipta Majhi and Dillip Kumar Sahoo

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2013 2:631

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  20. Content type: Research

    Measurement of thermal conductivity of rocks is important to understand the thermal properties of earth materials, the characteristics of terrestrial heat flow, and the formation of oil. In this paper we repor...

    Authors: Jiarui Feng, Zhiyong Gao, Rukai Zhu, Zhong Luo and Linyan Zhang

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2013 2:580

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  21. Content type: Research

    Cephalosporins type antibiotics are widely used to treat infectious diseases. Their determination is not only important in blood/serum of patients under treatment but also in diverse matrices like wastewaters,...

    Authors: Tahira Qureshi, Najma Memon, Saima Q Memon, Kamran Abro and Syed Waliullah Shah

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2013 2:575

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  22. Content type: Research

    Methylmercury is a toxic form of mercury which persists in food webs for long periods of time and biomagnifies up successive trophic levels. Shorebirds breeding in the Arctic are exposed to methylmercury, deri...

    Authors: Meagan McCloskey, Stacey Robinson, Paul A Smith and Mark Forbes

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2013 2:567

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  23. Content type: Research

    Arsenic, though a poor mutagen, is an accepted environmental carcinogen. Perturbation of DNA methylation pattern leading to aberrant gene expression has been hypothesized as the mechanism for arsenic induced c...

    Authors: Sarmishtha Chanda, Uma B Dasgupta, Debendranath Guha Mazumder, Jayita Saha and Bhaskar Gupta

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2013 2:557

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  24. Content type: Research

    The objectives of this study were to compare coarse root (diameter > 2 mm) and fine root (diameter < 2 mm) biomass, as well as distribution of soil carbon stocks in 3 types of riparian land uses across 4 sites...

    Authors: Julien Fortier, Benoit Truax, Daniel Gagnon and France Lambert

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2013 2:539

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  25. Content type: Research

    The thermodynamic parameters viz. the standard free energy (∆Gº), Standard enthalpy change (∆Hº) and standard entropy change (∆Sº) were determined using the obtained values of distribution coefficient (kd) of U (...

    Authors: Ajay Kumar, Sabyasachi Rout, Malay Ghosh, Rakesh Kumar Singhal and Pazhayath Mana Ravi

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2013 2:530

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  26. Content type: Review

    Landslide hazard assessment is an important step towards landslide hazard and risk management. There are several methods of Landslide Hazard Zonation (LHZ) viz. heuristic, semi quantitative, quantitative, prob...

    Authors: Sudhakar D Pardeshi, Sumant E Autade and Suchitra S Pardeshi

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2013 2:523

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  27. Content type: Research

    Shochu wastewater (SW; alcoholic distillery wastewater) contains large amounts of organic compounds (25,000 – 60,000 COD mg/L), nitrogen (1,000 – 6,000 T-N mg/L), and phosphorus (500 – 1,000 T-P mg/L). Despite i...

    Authors: Takashi Watanabe, Haruyuki Iefuji and Hiroko K Kitamoto

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2013 2:514

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  28. Content type: Research

    Accurate identification of cyanobacteria using traditional morphological taxonomy is challenging due to the magnitude of phenotypic plasticity among natural algal assemblages. In this study, molecular approach...

    Authors: Tomofumi Kurobe, Dolores V Baxa, Cécile E Mioni, Raphael M Kudela, Thomas R Smythe, Scott Waller, Andrew D Chapman and Swee J Teh

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2013 2:491

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  29. Content type: Case study

    As a result of rapid industrialization several chemical forms of organic and inorganic mercury are constantly introduced to the environment and affect humans and animals directly. All forms of mercury have tox...

    Authors: Nahar Singh, Tarushee Ahuja, Vijay Narain Ojha, Daya Soni, S Swarupa Tripathy and Ivo Leito

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2013 2:453

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  30. Content type: Research

    Saltwater intrusion into the coastal aquifer, a phenomenon brought by the flow of seawater into freshwater aquifers originally caused by groundwater extraction near the coast, has long been recognised as a maj...

    Authors: Elijah A Ayolabi, Adetayo F Folorunso, Abiodun M Odukoya and Adelere E Adeniran

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2013 2:433

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  31. Content type: Research

    There is currently no established bacteriological beach quality monitoring (BQM) program in place in Malaysia. To initiate cost-effective, sustainable bacteriological BQM schemes for the ultimate goal of prote...

    Authors: Asmat Ahmad, Ayokunle C Dada, Gires Usup and Lee Y Heng

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2013 2:425

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  32. Content type: Research

    A higher enrichment of organic pollutant, di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) was found in estuary of Oyabe River and Jinzu River, Japan. Based on this, the distribution of DEHP between water and bed sediment was i...

    Authors: Erini Yuwatini, Noriko Hata, Hideki Kuramitz and Shigeru Taguchi

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2013 2:422

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  33. Content type: Research

    The present study was conducted to examine the contamination of rivulet situated at Kasimpur, Aligarh (27.218° N; 79.378° E). It receives the wastewater of Harduaganj Thermal Power Plant (HTPS) containing fly ...

    Authors: Mehjbeen Javed and Nazura Usmani

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2013 2:390

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  34. Content type: Research

    Culture-dependent methods for bacterial community analysis are currently considered obsolete; therefore, molecular techniques are usually used instead. The results of the current study on hydrocarbonoclastic b...

    Authors: Husain Al-Awadhi, Narjis Dashti, Majida Khanafer, Dina Al-Mailem, Nidaa Ali and Samir Radwan

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2013 2:369

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  35. Content type: Research

    Higher plants are ubiquitously colonized with fungal endophytes that often lack readily detectable structures. Current study examines the distribution of endophytic fungal communities within Karanja plants and...

    Authors: Kartikeya Tiwari and Manish Chittora

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2013 2:313

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