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The control of pathogens in stored rainwater using direct electrochemical activation (2022)
Conference Proceeding
Clayton, G., Fox, B., Steer, M., Thorn, R., & Reynolds, D. (2022). The control of pathogens in stored rainwater using direct electrochemical activation. In IWRA Proceedings

Purpose of study or research hypothesis: The main study aim was to control waterborne pathogens using small-scale direct electrochemical activation. Key issue(s) or problem(s) addressed: Rainwater harvesting systems enable households o... Read More about The control of pathogens in stored rainwater using direct electrochemical activation.

Phytochrome B enhances seed germination tolerance to high temperature by reducing S-nitrosylation of HFR1 (2022)
Journal Article
Ying, S., Yang, W., Li, P., Hu, Y., Lu, S., Zhou, Y., …Hu, X. (in press). Phytochrome B enhances seed germination tolerance to high temperature by reducing S-nitrosylation of HFR1. EMBO Reports,

Light and ambient high temperature (HT) have opposite effects on seed germination. Light induces seed germination through activating the photoreceptor phytochrome B (phyB), resulting in the stabilization of the transcription factor HFR1, which in tur... Read More about Phytochrome B enhances seed germination tolerance to high temperature by reducing S-nitrosylation of HFR1.

A case study: The deployment of a novel in situ fluorimeter for monitoring biological contamination within the urban surface waters of Kolkata, India (2022)
Journal Article
Fox, B., Thorn, R., Dutta, T., Bowes, M., Read, D., & Reynolds, D. (2022). A case study: The deployment of a novel in situ fluorimeter for monitoring biological contamination within the urban surface waters of Kolkata, India. Science of the Total Environment, 842, 156848. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2022.156848

The quality and health of many of our vital freshwater systems are poor. To tackle this with ever increasing pressures from anthropogenic and climatic changes, we must improve water quality monitoring and devise and implement more appropriate water q... Read More about A case study: The deployment of a novel in situ fluorimeter for monitoring biological contamination within the urban surface waters of Kolkata, India.

Lighting up our waterways: Impacts of a current mitigation strategy on Riparian bats (2022)
Journal Article
Hooker, J., Lintott, P., & Stone, E. (2022). Lighting up our waterways: Impacts of a current mitigation strategy on Riparian bats. Environmental Pollution, 307, Article 119552. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envpol.2022.119552

Increasing levels of artificial light at night (ALAN) are a major threat to global biodiversity and can have negative impacts on a wide variety of organisms and their ecosystems. Nocturnal species such as bats are highly vulnerable to the detrimental... Read More about Lighting up our waterways: Impacts of a current mitigation strategy on Riparian bats.

Do SNPs in glutathione S-transferase-omega allow predictions of the susceptibility of vertebrates to SARS-CoV-2? (2022)
Journal Article
Hancock, J. T., Veal, D., Craig, T. J., & Rouse, R. C. (in press). Do SNPs in glutathione S-transferase-omega allow predictions of the susceptibility of vertebrates to SARS-CoV-2?. Reactive Oxygen Species, 12, c14–c29. https://doi.org/10.20455/ros.2022.c805

Infection with the SARS-Cov-2 virus causes COVID-19 in humans, and is the cause of the pandemic around the world in 2020 and on. However, some animals have been found to be susceptible to the virus too. This has included the non-human primates, dogs,... Read More about Do SNPs in glutathione S-transferase-omega allow predictions of the susceptibility of vertebrates to SARS-CoV-2?.

A novel in vitro 3D model of the human bone marrow to bridge the gap between in vitro and in vivo genotoxicity testing (2022)
Journal Article
Vernon, A. R., Pemberton, R. M., & Morse, H. (2022). A novel in vitro 3D model of the human bone marrow to bridge the gap between in vitro and in vivo genotoxicity testing. Mutagenesis, 37(2), 112-129. https://doi.org/10.1093/mutage/geac009

The regulatory 2D in vitro micronucleus (MN) assay is part of a battery of tests, used to test for genotoxicity of new and existing compounds before they are assessed in vivo (ICH S2). The 2D MN assay consists of a monolayer of cells, whereas the in... Read More about A novel in vitro 3D model of the human bone marrow to bridge the gap between in vitro and in vivo genotoxicity testing.

Accessibility to protected areas increases primate hunting intensity in Bioko Island, Equatorial Guinea (2022)
Journal Article
Branch, D., Moka Sharpe, S., Miguel Maho, L., Silochi Pons, M. Á., Mitogo Michá, F., Motove Etingüe, A., …Fernández, D. (2022). Accessibility to protected areas increases primate hunting intensity in Bioko Island, Equatorial Guinea. Frontiers in Conservation Science, 3, Article 780162. https://doi.org/10.3389/fcosc.2022.780162

Bioko is one of the most important sites for African primate conservation; yet it has seen a severe decline in its primate populations due to illegal hunting to supply a thriving wildmeat trade. The completion in 2015 of a new road bisecting the Gran... Read More about Accessibility to protected areas increases primate hunting intensity in Bioko Island, Equatorial Guinea.

Genomic diversity of bacteriophages infecting the genus acinetobacter (2022)
Journal Article
Oliveira, H., Domingues, R., Evans, B., Sutton, J. M., Adriaenssens, E. M., & Turner, D. (2022). Genomic diversity of bacteriophages infecting the genus acinetobacter. Viruses, 14(2), Article 181. https://doi.org/10.3390/v14020181

The number of sequenced Acinetobacter phage genomes in the International Nucleotide Sequence Database Collaboration has increased significantly in recent years, from 37 in 2017 to a total of 139 as of January 2021 with genome sizes ranging from 31 to... Read More about Genomic diversity of bacteriophages infecting the genus acinetobacter.

A systematic approach to understand hydrogeochemical dynamics in large river systems: Development and application to the River Ganges (Ganga) in India (2022)
Journal Article
Richards, L. A., Fox, B., Bowes, M. J., Khamis, K., Kumar, A., Kumari, R., …Polya, D. A. (2022). A systematic approach to understand hydrogeochemical dynamics in large river systems: Development and application to the River Ganges (Ganga) in India. Water Research, 211, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.watres.2022.118054

Large river systems, such as the River Ganges (Ganga), provide crucial water resources for the environment and society, yet often face significant challenges associated with cumulative impacts arising from upstream environmental and anthropogenic inf... Read More about A systematic approach to understand hydrogeochemical dynamics in large river systems: Development and application to the River Ganges (Ganga) in India.

A framework for ecosystem resilience in policy and practice: DECCA (2021)
Journal Article
Latham, J., Spode, S., Ayling, S., Thomas, R., Lindenbaum, K., & Bellamy, A. S. (2021). A framework for ecosystem resilience in policy and practice: DECCA. Ecology and Society, 26(4), https://doi.org/10.5751/ES-12865-260431

Ecosystem resilience is increasingly considered within political responses to environmental problems, and is a key element of recent environmental legislation in Wales. The actual mechanisms of ecosystem resilience are complex, making it difficult, f... Read More about A framework for ecosystem resilience in policy and practice: DECCA.

Phage annotation guide: Guidelines for assembly and high-quality annotation (2021)
Journal Article
Turner, D., Adriaenssens, E. M., Tolstoy, I., & Kropinski, A. M. (2021). Phage annotation guide: Guidelines for assembly and high-quality annotation. PHAGE Therapy, Applications, and Research, 2(4), 170-182. https://doi.org/10.1089/phage.2021.0013

All sequencing projects of bacteriophages (phages) should seek to report an accurate and comprehensive annotation of their genomes. This article defines 14 questions for those new to phage genomics that should be addressed before submitting a genome... Read More about Phage annotation guide: Guidelines for assembly and high-quality annotation.

Inhibition of corrosion causing Pseudomonas aeruginosa using plasma-activated water (2021)
Journal Article
Asimakopoulou, E., Εkonomou, S. Ι., Papakonstantinou, P., Doran, O., & Stratakos, A. C. (in press). Inhibition of corrosion causing Pseudomonas aeruginosa using plasma-activated water. Journal of Applied Microbiology, https://doi.org/10.1111/jam.15391

Aims: The cost of Microbiologically Influenced Corrosion (MIC) significantly affects a wide range of sectors. This study aims to assess the efficiency of a novel technology based on the use of plasma-activated water (PAW) in inhibiting corrosion caus... Read More about Inhibition of corrosion causing Pseudomonas aeruginosa using plasma-activated water.

Molecular hydrogen as medicine: An assessment of administration methods (2021)
Journal Article
Russell, G., Nenov, A., Kisher, H., & Hancock, J. T. (2021). Molecular hydrogen as medicine: An assessment of administration methods. Hydrogen, 2(4), 444-460. https://doi.org/10.3390/hydrogen2040025

Since the late 18th century, molecular hydrogen (H2) has been shown to be well tolerated, firstly in animals, and then in humans. However, although research into the beneficial effects of molecular hydrogen in both plant and mammalian physiology is g... Read More about Molecular hydrogen as medicine: An assessment of administration methods.

The current status of the world’s primates: Mapping threats to understand priorities for primate conservation (2021)
Journal Article
Fernández, D., Kerhoas, D., Dempsey, A., Billany, J., McCabe, G., & Argirova, E. (2022). The current status of the world’s primates: Mapping threats to understand priorities for primate conservation. International Journal of Primatology, 43, 15–39. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10764-021-00242-2

Over the past decades, primate populations have been declining. Four years ago, >60% of species were listed as threatened. As the rate of loss accelerates and new IUCN assessments are being published, we used IUCN Red List assessments and peer-review... Read More about The current status of the world’s primates: Mapping threats to understand priorities for primate conservation.

Investigating the disease-promoting abilities of gut bacteria in colorectal tumour cells (2021)
Thesis
Robson, J. Investigating the disease-promoting abilities of gut bacteria in colorectal tumour cells. (Thesis). University of the West of England. Retrieved from https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/7434617

Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the third most common malignancy worldwide and the second leading cause of cancer-related death. The global burden of CRC is rising, particularly in younger populations. This increase has been attributed to lifestyle factor... Read More about Investigating the disease-promoting abilities of gut bacteria in colorectal tumour cells.

Primary mesenchymal stromal cells in co-culture with leukaemic HL-60 cells are sensitised to cytarabine-induced genotoxicity, while leukaemic cells are protected (2021)
Journal Article
Gynn, L. E., Anderson, E., Robinson, G., Wexler, S. A., Upstill-Goddard, G., Cox, C., & May, J. E. (2021). Primary mesenchymal stromal cells in co-culture with leukaemic HL-60 cells are sensitised to cytarabine-induced genotoxicity, while leukaemic cells are protected. Mutagenesis, 36(6), 419-428. https://doi.org/10.1093/mutage/geab033

Tumour microenvironments are hallmarked in many cancer types. In haematological malignancies, bone marrow (BM) mesenchymal stromal cells (MSC) protect malignant cells from drug-induced cytotoxicity. However, less is known about malignant impact on su... Read More about Primary mesenchymal stromal cells in co-culture with leukaemic HL-60 cells are sensitised to cytarabine-induced genotoxicity, while leukaemic cells are protected.

Molecular hydrogen in agriculture (2021)
Journal Article
Zulfiqar, F., Russell, G., & Hancock, J. T. (2021). Molecular hydrogen in agriculture. Planta, 254(3), https://doi.org/10.1007/s00425-021-03706-0

Main conclusion: H2 gas, usually in the form of H2-saturated water, could play a useful role in improving many aspects of plant growth and productivity, including resistance to stress tolerance and improved post-harvest durability. Therefore, molecul... Read More about Molecular hydrogen in agriculture.

Public engagement promotes consumer choice in favour of sustainable palm oil (2021)
Journal Article
Hobbs, L., Phillips, J., Staff, A., Goss, A., Fogg-Rogers, L., & Ellwood, F. (2022). Public engagement promotes consumer choice in favour of sustainable palm oil. Journal of Oil Palm Research, 34(2), 248-260. https://doi.org/10.21894/jopr.2021.0033

Despite the superior productivity, utility and economic benefits of palm oil compared with other oil crops, the palm oil industry often receives negative publicity for its environmental impact. As such, there is widespread confusion over the percepti... Read More about Public engagement promotes consumer choice in favour of sustainable palm oil.