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Author Khodakovskaya, Mariya V. ♦ Kim, Bong-Soo ♦ Kim, Jong Nam ♦ Alimohammadi, Mohammad ♦ Dervishi, Enkeleda ♦ Mustafa, Thikra ♦ Cernigla, Carl E.
Source World Health Organization (WHO)-Global Index Medicus
Content type Text
Publisher Wiley-VCH
File Format HTM / HTML
Language English
Difficulty Level Medium
Subject Domain (in DDC) Natural sciences & mathematics ♦ Chemistry & allied sciences ♦ Life sciences; biology ♦ Physiology & related subjects ♦ Biochemistry ♦ Genetics and evolution ♦ Natural history of organisms ♦ Technology ♦ Medicine & health ♦ Human anatomy, cytology, histology ♦ Human physiology ♦ Pharmacology and therapeutics ♦ Diseases ♦ Manufacture for specific uses ♦ Precision instruments & other devices
Subject Domain (in MeSH) Plant Structures ♦ Anatomy ♦ Eukaryota ♦ Organisms ♦ Inorganic Chemicals ♦ Nucleic Acids, Nucleotides, and Nucleosides ♦ Complex Mixtures ♦ Chemical Actions and Uses ♦ Chemicals and Drugs ♦ Investigative Techniques ♦ Analytical, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Techniques and Equipment ♦ Genetic Phenomena ♦ Plant Physiological Phenomena ♦ Biological Sciences ♦ Natural Science Disciplines ♦ Physical Sciences
Subject Keyword Discipline Nanotechnology ♦ Lycopersicon Esculentum ♦ Growth & Development ♦ Nanotubes, Carbon ♦ Chemistry ♦ Plant Growth Regulators ♦ Metabolism ♦ Animals ♦ Electrophoresis ♦ Methods ♦ Flowers ♦ Fruit ♦ Humans ♦ Nanotechnology ♦ Phenotype ♦ Phylogeny ♦ Plant Physiological Phenomena ♦ Rna, Ribosomal, 16s ♦ Sequence Analysis, Dna ♦ Soil ♦ Analysis ♦ Soil Microbiology ♦ Spectrum Analysis, Raman ♦ Journal Article ♦ Research Support, Non-u.s. Gov't ♦ Research Support, U.s. Gov't, Non-p.h.s.
Abstract Multi-walled carbon nanotubes (CNTs) can affect plant phenotype and the composition of soil microbiota. Tomato plants grown in soil supplemented with CNTs produce two times more flowers and fruit compared to plants grown in control soil. The effect of carbon nanotubes on microbial community of CNT-treated soil is determined by denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis and pyrosequencing analysis. Phylogenetic analysis indicates that Proteobacteria and Bacteroidetes are the most dominant groups in the microbial community of soil. The relative abundances of Bacteroidetes and Firmicutes are found to increase, whereas Proteobacteria and Verrucomicorbia decrease with increasing concentration of CNTs. The results of comparing diversity indices and species level phylotypes (OTUs) between samples showed that there is not a significant affect on bacterial diversity.
Description Country affiliation: United States
Author Affiliation: Khodakovskaya MV ( Department of Applied Science, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Little Rock, AR 72204, USA. mvkhodakovsk@ualr.edu)
ISSN 16136810
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Reading ♦ Research ♦ Self Learning
Interactivity Type Expositive
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2013-01-14
Publisher Place Germany
e-ISSN 16136829
Journal Small
Volume Number 9
Issue Number 1


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Source: WHO-Global Index Medicus