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Low Concentrations of Silver Nanoparticles in Biosolids Cause Adverse Ecosystem Responses under Realistic Field Scenario

  • Benjamin P. Colman mail,

    benjamin.colman@duke.edu

    Affiliations: Department of Biology, Duke University, Durham, United States of America,, Center for the Environmental Implications of Nanotechnology (CEINT), Duke University, Durham, United States of America

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  • Christina L. Arnaout,

    Affiliations: Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, Duke University, Durham, United States of America, Center for the Environmental Implications of Nanotechnology (CEINT), Duke University, Durham, United States of America

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  • Sarah Anciaux,

    Affiliations: Department of Chemistry, Coe College, Cedar Rapids, United States of America, Center for the Environmental Implications of Nanotechnology (CEINT), Duke University, Durham, United States of America

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  • Claudia K. Gunsch,

    Affiliations: Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, Duke University, Durham, United States of America, Center for the Environmental Implications of Nanotechnology (CEINT), Duke University, Durham, United States of America

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  • Michael F. Hochella Jr,

    Affiliations: Department of Geosciences, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, United States of America, Center for the Environmental Implications of Nanotechnology (CEINT), Duke University, Durham, United States of America

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  • Bojeong Kim,

    Affiliations: Department of Geosciences, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, United States of America, Center for the Environmental Implications of Nanotechnology (CEINT), Duke University, Durham, United States of America

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  • Gregory V. Lowry,

    Affiliations: Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, United States of America, Center for the Environmental Implications of Nanotechnology (CEINT), Duke University, Durham, United States of America

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  • Bonnie M. McGill,

    Affiliation: Department of Biology, Duke University, Durham, United States of America,

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  • Brian C. Reinsch,

    Affiliations: Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, United States of America, Center for the Environmental Implications of Nanotechnology (CEINT), Duke University, Durham, United States of America

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  • Curtis J. Richardson,

    Affiliations: Duke Wetland Center, Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University, Durham, United States of America, Center for the Environmental Implications of Nanotechnology (CEINT), Duke University, Durham, United States of America

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  • Jason M. Unrine,

    Affiliations: University of Kentucky, Department of Plant and Soil Sciences, Lexington, United States of America, Center for the Environmental Implications of Nanotechnology (CEINT), Duke University, Durham, United States of America

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  • Justin P. Wright,

    Affiliation: Department of Biology, Duke University, Durham, United States of America,

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  • Liyan Yin,

    Affiliations: Key Laboratory of Aquatic Botany and Watershed Ecology, Wuhan Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Wuhan, People's Republic of China, Center for the Environmental Implications of Nanotechnology (CEINT), Duke University, Durham, United States of America

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  • Emily S. Bernhardt

    Affiliations: Department of Biology, Duke University, Durham, United States of America,, Center for the Environmental Implications of Nanotechnology (CEINT), Duke University, Durham, United States of America

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  • Published: February 27, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0057189

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