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Impact of Anthropogenic Disturbances on Methanotrophs Abundance in Dry Tropical Forest Ecosystems, India
Dry tropical forest soil contributes the highest methane (CH4) consumption rates on a global scale. Methane oxidation in soils is mostly accomplished by methanotrophic bacteria (MB). Several workers have demonstrated that the anthropogenic activity on natural forests disturbs the CH4 sink attribute of the soil. However, there is no information concerning the impact of anthropogenic disturbances in dry tropical forests for soil methanotrophs densitydynamics. Impact of soil differences in different forest types (afforested and disturbed stands) on methanotrophs density was investigated in dry tropical region, India.
Assessment of the Perception and Knowledge of Chemical Hazards Associated with the Handling and Disposal of Computer Waste in Kumasi, Ghana
Exposure to toxic computer waste chemical constituents is epidemiologically linked to a range of developmental and adult diseases, yet exposure-prone rudimentary techniques remain the mainstay operational modes of the informal computer waste management sector in Ghana. This study specifically assessed previously unexplored associations between worker awareness level of adverse health risk and worker adherence to exposure limitation occupational practices and broadly highlighted the contextual socioeconomic factors that underpins Ghana’s longstanding primitive computer waste management practices.
Monitoring of Metal Contamination in the Eggs of Two Bird Species in India
The eggs of birds are extensively used as biological indicator of metal pollution because they come from a specific fragment of the population, formed in a specific period, have consistent composition, easily sampled and the removal of one egg from a nest has a minor effect on population parameter. Many workers [2-7] have advocated the use of eggs to monitor metal contamination in birds as the birds get rid of their body burden of metals through feathers and eggs.
Impact of Cadmium, Chromium, Cobalt, Lithium and Manganese to the Growth of Fungi and Production of Enzymes
Impacts of metals to the growth and enzyme production of fungi were tested with Cd- (0-10 mg kg–1), Co- (0-100 mg kg–1), Cr- (0-100 mg kg–1), Li- (0-100 mg kg–1) or Mn- (0-400 mg kg–1) containing media with ABTS [2,2’-azino-bis (3-ethylbentzthiazoline-6-sulfonicacid)] as indicator of oxidative enzymes, laccase and/or peroxidases.