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The transfer and resulting negative effects of nano- and micro-plastics through the aquatic trophic web—A discreet threat to human health

The ubiquitous occurrence of plastic nano- and micro-particle contamination has raised concerns about its potential risks and impacts on the global environment, especially in aquatic ecosystems. Hundreds...

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Taxonomic, functional, and phylogenetic diversity patterns reveal different processes shaping river fish assemblages in the Eastern Huai River Basin, China

Understanding contributions of different environmental drivers to the structure and function of river biota is critical for biodiversity and environmental conservation. Yet, there is no consensus on...

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Which metrics drive macroinvertebrate drift in neotropical sky island streams?

Despite long-standing interest, the mechanisms driving aquatic macroinvertebrate drift in tropical streams remain poorly understood. Therefore, the objective of this study was to evaluate which environmental...

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Plastic ingestion and associated additives in Faroe Islands chicks of the Northern Fulmar Fulmarus glacialis

Northern Fulmars (Fulmarus glacialis) are a pelagic seabird species distributed at northern and polar latitudes. They are often used as an indicator of plastic pollution in the North Sea region, but...

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What physical habitat factors determine the distribution of gastropods in neotropical headwater streams?

Freshwater gastropods play a pivotal role in the structure and functioning of freshwater ecosystems, but despite their importance, there are still gaps in their ecology. Our goal was to understand what...

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A review on source, occurrence, and impacts of microplastics in freshwater aquaculture systems in China

Microplastic pollution has become an increasingly important environmental issue worldwide in recent years because of its ubiquitous presence in different environmental media and its potential to affect...

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Current status of greenhouse gas emissions from aquaculture in China

Aquaculture and mariculture are becoming an increasingly important source of food supply in many countries and regions. However, with the expansion of aquaculture and mariculture comes increasing emissions...

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Improved genome assembly of Chinese sucker (Myxocyprinus asiaticus) provides insights into the identification and characterization of pharyngeal teeth related maker genes in Cyprinoidei

The Chinese sucker, Myxocyprinus asiaticus (M. asiaticus, Catostomidae, Cypriniformes), is the only living species of Catostomidae in Asia. There are more than 75 species of this family in North America....

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Assemblage-based biomonitoring of freshwater ecosystem health via multimetric indices: A critical review and suggestions for improving their applicability

Freshwater biota are more comprehensive and direct indicators of biological impacts, and more meaningful to the public than water quality or physical habitat surrogates. Freshwater biotic data and the...

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Fish diversity reduction and assemblage structure homogenization in lakes: A case study on unselective fishing in China

Unselective fishing involves activities that target the entire assemblage rather than specific fish species, size classes, or trophic levels. This common fishing approach has been in practice for decades...

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Evaluation of different primers of the 18S rRNA gene to profile amoeba communities in environmental samples

Amoeboid protists, an assemblage of organisms belonging to different phylogenetic lineages, have drawn increasing attention due to their crucial ecological roles in various environments and their potential...

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Record of a juvenile Omura's whale live stranded in Hainan Island: Evidence of a potential breeding ground in the South China Sea?

On January 12, 2011, a very young juvenile Bryde's-like baleen whale was found stranded alive on the east coast of Hainan Island, in the South China Sea. Unfortunately, it died the next morning. This...

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Behavioral responses to spatial heterogeneity in endangered Ganges River dolphins (Platanista gangetica gangetica)

Globally, the threat of endangerment and extinction of small cetaceans was highlighted after the recent extinction of the Chinese River dolphin or Baiji (Lipotes vexillifer). Species with a small population...

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A landscape of differentiated biological processes involved in the initiation of sex differentiation in zebrafish

Zebrafish (Danio rerio) has been used as a promising animal model to study gonadal development and gametogenesis. Although previous studies have identified critical molecules participating in zebrafish...

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Shifts in hydropower operation to balance wind and solar will modify effects on aquatic biota

To avoid negative consequences to freshwater biota from climate change, society must complete the transition from fossil to renewable electricity sources. However, temporal patterns in hydropower generation...

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Waterborne sub-lethal exposure to perfluorobutanesulfonate causes intestinal dysbiosis in tadpoles of Lithobates catesbeianus

Perfluorobutanesulfonate (PFBS) is a ubiquitous pollutant in the aquatic environment, but its toxic effects and mechanisms on amphibian species remain largely unknown. In the present study, tadpoles...

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Plastic use by a Brazilian freshwater bird species in its nesting activities

Here we report the use of plastics by Chrysomus ruficapillus (Vieillot, 1819) (Passeriformes: Icteridae), popularly known as “Garibaldi”, in its nesting activities. The phenomenon was registered on...

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Land-use and land-cover affect inland fish catch in two rivers of Central Africa

Land-cover change can affect inland fisheries, which underpin food security of millions of people worldwide. Removal of forests from very large floodplains has been found to decrease fish catch via...

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Genomic characterization of an amphitriploid fish and insights into the evolutionary mechanisms of unisexual reproduction success

•Comparative genomic anatomy of C. auratus and C. gibelio.•C. auratus and C. gibelio are amphidiploid (AABB) and amphitriploid (AAABBB).•Genomic variation evidence for the mechanism research of unisexual...

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Spatiotemporal distribution of protists in the Yarlung Zangbo River, Tibetan Plateau

Protists, which include eukaryotic algae and protozoa, are crucially important for biogeochemical cycling and the aquatic food web but are sensitive to environmental fluctuations. Despite investigations...

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Occurrence and risk assessment of triclosan in freshwater lakes in the middle Yangtze River basin (Wuhan, Central China)

Triclosan (TCS) is an endocrine disrupting chemical which is commonly used as a disinfectant in pharmaceuticals and personal care products (PPCP's). Since early 2020, the worldwide outbreak of COVID-19...

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Recent insights into aquatic viruses: Emerging and reemerging pathogens, molecular features, biological effects, and novel investigative approaches

Aquatic viruses are naturally present in the aquatic environment and the number of viruses is staggering. Various multicellular organisms in aquatic ecosystems may be infected, cross-species transmitted,...

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Urban development and industrialization impacts on semiaquatic bugs diversity: A case study in eastern Amazonian streams

Landscape changes have caused the decline of biodiversity and affected the integrity of aquatic ecosystems. In this study, we assessed the influence of industrialization associated with urban development...

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Variability in mentum deformities of Tanytarsus larvae (Diptera, Chironomidae) in a metal rich basin in Northern Mexico

Mentum deformities in chironomids have been commonly used as indicators of metal contamination in freshwater ecosystems. Incidence of these deformities suggests sublethal effects and can provide early...

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A new contribution to the taxonomy and phylogeny of the ciliate genus Spirostomum (Alveolata, Ciliophora, Heterotrichea), with comprehensive descriptions of two species from wetlands in China

Species of the ciliate genus Spirostomum Ehrenberg, 1834 are distributed worldwide and have a research history spanning more than two centuries. However, species delimitation and phylogenetic relationships...

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