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Recoverable resources from pot ale and spent wash from Scotch whisky production. (2021)
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EDWARDS, C., MCNERNEY, C.C., LAWTON, L.A., PALMER, J., MACGREGOR, K., JACK, F., COCKBURN, P., PLUMMER, A., LOVEGROVE, A. and WOOD, A. 2022. Recoverable resources from pot ale and spent wash from Scotch whisky production. Resources, conservation and recycling [online], 179, article number 106114. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.resconrec.2021.106114

Scotch Whisky is an important global commodity which generates extensive co-product known as pot ale or spent wash (> 10 L co-product per L whisky). Whilst this is often used as fertiliser or animal feed, a proportion requires disposal resulting in c... Read More about Recoverable resources from pot ale and spent wash from Scotch whisky production..

Potentially poisonous plastic particles: microplastics as a vector for cyanobacterial toxins microcystin-LR and microcystin-LF. (2021)
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PESTANA, C.J., MOURA, D.S., CAPELO-NETO, J., EDWARDS, C., DREISBACH, D., SPENGLER, B. and LAWTON, L.A. 2021. Potentially poisonous plastic particles: microplastics as a vector for cyanobacterial toxins microcystin-LR and microcystin-LF. Environmental science and technology [online], 55(23), pages 15940-15949. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.est.1c05796

The potential of microplastics to act as a vector for micropollutants of natural or anthropogenic origin is of rising concern. Cyanobacterial toxins, including microcystins, are harmful to humans and wildlife. In this study, we demonstrate for the fi... Read More about Potentially poisonous plastic particles: microplastics as a vector for cyanobacterial toxins microcystin-LR and microcystin-LF..

Stratification strength and light climate explain variation in chlorophyll α at the continental scale in a European multilake survey in a heatwave summer. (2021)
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DONIS, D., MANTZOUKI, E., MCGINNIS, D.F. et al. [2021]. Stratification strength and light climate explain variation in chlorophyll a at the continental scale in a European multilake survey in a heatwave summer. Limnology and oceanography [online], Early View. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1002/lno.11963

To determine the drivers of phytoplankton biomass, we collected standardized morphometric, physical, and biological data in 230 lakes across the Mediterranean, Continental, and Boreal climatic zones of the European continent. Multilinear regression m... Read More about Stratification strength and light climate explain variation in chlorophyll α at the continental scale in a European multilake survey in a heatwave summer..

Nostocyclopeptides as new inhibitors of 20s proteasome. (2021)
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FIDOR, A., CEKAŁA, K., WIECZERZAK, E., CEGŁOWSKA, M., KASPRZYKOWSKI, F., EDWARDS, C. and MAZUR-MARZEC, H. 2021. Nostocyclopeptides as new inhibitors of 20S proteasome. Biomolecules [online], 11(10), article 1483. Available from: https://doi.org/10.3390/biom11101483

Nostocyclopeptides (Ncps) are a small class of bioactive nonribosomal peptides produced solely by cyanobacteria of the genus Nostoc. In the current work, six Ncps were isolated from Nostoc edaphicum strain CCNP1411. The bioactivity of these compounds... Read More about Nostocyclopeptides as new inhibitors of 20s proteasome..

Comparison of UV-A photolytic and UV/TiO2 photocatalytic effects on Microcystis aeruginosa PCC7813 and four microcystin analogues: a pilot scale study. [Dataset] (2021)
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MENEZES, I., CAPELO-NETO, J., PESTANA, C.J., CLEMENTE, A., HUI, J., IRVINE, J.T.S., GUNARATNE, H.Q.N., ROBERTSON, P.K.J., EDWARDS, C., GILLANDERS, R.N., TURNBULL, G.A. and LAWTON, L.A. 2021. Comparison of UV-A photolytic and UV/TiO2 photocatalytic effects on Microcystis aeruginosa PCC7813 and four microcystin analogues: a pilot scale study. [Dataset]. Journal of environmental management [online], 298, article 113519. Available from: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0301479721015814#appsec1

Cyanobacterial blooms in freshwater reservoirs represent a threat to human and animal health because of the potential release of a wide variety of harmful metabolites, known collectively as cyanotoxins. Microcystins (MCs) are one of the most commonly... Read More about Comparison of UV-A photolytic and UV/TiO2 photocatalytic effects on Microcystis aeruginosa PCC7813 and four microcystin analogues: a pilot scale study. [Dataset].

Comparison of UV-A photolytic and UV/TiO2 photocatalytic effects on Microcystis aeruginosa PCC7813 and four microcystin analogues: a pilot scale study. (2021)
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MENEZES, I., CAPELO-NETO, J., PESTANA, C.J., CLEMENTE, A., HUI, J., IRVINE, J.T.S., GUNARATNE, H.Q.N., ROBERTSON, P.K.J., EDWARDS, C., GILLANDERS, R.N., TURNBULL, G.A. and LAWTON, L.A. 2021. Comparison of UV-A photolytic and UV/TiO2 photocatalytic effects on Microcystis aeruginosa PCC7813 and four microcystin analogues: a pilot scale study. Journal of environmental management [online], 298, article 113519. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2021.113519

To date, the high cost of supplying UV irradiation has prevented the widespread application of UV photolysis and titanium dioxide based photocatalysis in removing undesirable organics in the water treatment sector. To overcome this problem, the use o... Read More about Comparison of UV-A photolytic and UV/TiO2 photocatalytic effects on Microcystis aeruginosa PCC7813 and four microcystin analogues: a pilot scale study..

New directions and challenges in engineering biologically-enhanced biochar for biological water treatment. (2021)
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JAYAKUMAR, A., WURZER, C., SOLDATOU, S., EDWARDS, C., LAWTON, L.A. and MAŠEK, O. 2021. New directions and challenges in engineering biologically-enhanced biochar for biological water treatment. Science of the total environment [online], 796, article number 148977. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2021.148977

Cost-effective, efficient, and sustainable water treatment solutions utilising existing materials and technology will make it easier for low and middle-income countries to adopt them, improving public health. The ability of biochar to mediate and sup... Read More about New directions and challenges in engineering biologically-enhanced biochar for biological water treatment..

High value phycotoxins from the dinoflagellate Prorocentrum. (2021)
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CAMACHO-MUÑOZ, D., PRAPTIWI, R.A., LAWTON, L.A. and EDWARDS, C. 2021. High value phycotoxins from the dinoflagellate Prorocentrum. Frontiers in marine science [online], 8, article number 638739. Available from: https://doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2021.638739

Marine dinoflagellates produce chemically diverse compounds, with a wide range of biological activity (antimicrobial, anticancer, treatment of neurodegenerative disease along with use as biomedical research tools). Chemical diversity is highlighted b... Read More about High value phycotoxins from the dinoflagellate Prorocentrum..

A new tool for faster construction of marine biotechnology collaborative networks. (2021)
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ROTTER, A., GAUDÊNCIO, S.P., KLUN, K., MACHER, J.-N., THOMAS, O.P., DENIZ, I., EDWARDS, C., GRIGALIONYTE-BEMBIČ, E., LJUBEŠIĆ, Z., ROBBENS, J., VARESE, G.C. and VASQUEZ, M.I. 2021. A new tool for faster construction of marine biotechnology collaborative networks. Frontiers in marine science [online], 8, article 685164. Available from: https://doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2021.685164

The increasing and rapid development in technologies, infrastructures, computational power, data availability and information flow has enabled rapid scientific advances. These entail transdisciplinary collaborations that maximize sharing of data and... Read More about A new tool for faster construction of marine biotechnology collaborative networks..

Degradation of multiple peptides by microcystin-degrader Paucibacter toxinivorans (2C20). [Dataset] (2021)
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SANTOS, A.A., SOLDATOU, S., FREITAS DE MAGALHÃES, V., AZEVEDO, S.M.F.O., CAMACHO-MUÑOZ, D., LAWTON, L. A. and EDWARDS, C. 2021. Degradation of multiple peptides by microcystin-degrader Paucibacter toxinivorans (2C20). [Dataset]. Toxins [online], 13(4): cyanobacterial toxins: their occurrence, detection and removal, article 265. Available from: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6651/13/4/265/s1

The presence of harmful algal bloom in many reservoirs around the world, alongside the lack of sanitation law/ordinance regarding cyanotoxin monitoring (particularly in developing countries), create a scenario in which the local population could pote... Read More about Degradation of multiple peptides by microcystin-degrader Paucibacter toxinivorans (2C20). [Dataset].

Degradation of multiple peptides by microcystin-degrader Paucibacter toxinivorans (2C20). (2021)
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SANTOS, A.A., SOLDATOU, S., FREITAS DE MAGALHÃES, V., AZEVEDO, S.M.F.O., CAMACHO-MUÑOZ, D., LAWTON, L. A. and EDWARDS, C. 2021. Degradation of multiple peptides by microcystin-degrader Paucibacter toxinivorans (2C20). Toxins [online], 13(4): cyanobacterial toxins: their occurrence, detection and removal, article 265. Available from: https://doi.org/10.3390/toxins13040265

Since conventional drinking water treatments applied in different countries are inefficient at eliminating potentially toxic cyanobacterial peptides, a number of bacteria have been studied as an alternative to biological filters for the removal of mi... Read More about Degradation of multiple peptides by microcystin-degrader Paucibacter toxinivorans (2C20)..

Current trends and challenges for rapid SMART diagnostics at point-of-site testing for marine toxins. (2021)
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DILLON, M., ZACZEK-MOCZYDLOWSKA, M.A., EDWARDS, C., TURNER, A.D., MILLER, P.I., MOORE, H., MCKINNEY, A., LAWTON, L. and CAMPBELL, K. 2021. Current trends and challenges for rapid SMART diagnostics at point-of-site testing for marine toxins. Sensors [online], 21(7), article 2499. Available from: https://doi.org/10.3390/s21072499

In the past twenty years marine biotoxin analysis in routine regulatory monitoring has advanced significantly in Europe (EU) and other regions from the use of the mouse bioassay (MBA) towards the high-end analytical techniques such as high-performanc... Read More about Current trends and challenges for rapid SMART diagnostics at point-of-site testing for marine toxins..

Effect of hydrogen peroxide on natural phytoplankton and bacterioplankton in a drinking water reservoir: mesocosm-scale study. (2021)
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SANTOS, A.A., GUEDES, D.O., BARROS, M.U.G., OLIVEIRA, S., PACHECO, A.B.F., AZEVEDO, S.M.F.O., MAGALHÃES, V.F., PESTANA, C.J., EDWARDS, C., LAWTON, L.A. and CAPELO-NETO, J. 2021. Effect of hydrogen peroxide on natural phytoplankton and bacterioplankton in a drinking water reservoir: mesocosm-scale study. Water research [online], 197, article 117069. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.watres.2021.117069

Cyanobacterial blooms are increasingly reported worldwide, presenting a challenge to water treatment plants and concerning risks to human health and aquatic ecosystems. Advanced oxidative processes comprise efficient and safe methods for water treatm... Read More about Effect of hydrogen peroxide on natural phytoplankton and bacterioplankton in a drinking water reservoir: mesocosm-scale study..

The essentials of marine biotechnology. (2021)
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ROTTER, A., BARBIER, M., BERTONI, F. et al. 2021. The essentials of marine biotechnology. Frontiers in marine science [online], 8, article 629629. Available from: https://doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2021.629629

Coastal countries have traditionally relied on the existing marine resources (e.g., fishing, food, transport, recreation, and tourism) as well as tried to support new economic endeavors (ocean energy, desalination for water supply, and seabed mining)... Read More about The essentials of marine biotechnology..

Cell free Microcystis aeruginosa spent medium affects Daphnia magna survival and stress response. (2021)
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BOJADZIJA SAVIC, G., COLINET, H., BORMANS, M., EDWARDS, C., LAWTON, L.A., BRIAND, E. and WIEGAND, C. 2021. Cell free Microcystis aeruginosa spent medium affects Daphnia magna survival and stress response. Toxicon [online], 195, pages 37-47. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.toxicon.2021.03.009

Primary consumers in freshwater ecosystems, such as the zooplankton organism Daphnia magna, are highly affected by cyanobacteria, both as they may use it as a food source but also by cyanobacterial metabolites present in the water. Here, we investiga... Read More about Cell free Microcystis aeruginosa spent medium affects Daphnia magna survival and stress response..

Rapid analytical methods for the microalgal and cyanobacterial biorefinery: application on strains of industrial importance. (2021)
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PALMER, J.S., LAWTON, L.A., KINDT, R. and EDWARDS, C. 2021. Rapid analytical methods for the microalgal and cyanobacterial biorefinery: application on strains of industrial importance. MicrobiologyOpen [online], 10(1), article number e1156. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1002/mbo3.1156

To realise the potential of microalgae in the biorefinery context, exploitation of multiple products is necessary for profitability and for bioproduct valorisation. Appropriate analytical tools are required for growth optimisation, culture monitoring... Read More about Rapid analytical methods for the microalgal and cyanobacterial biorefinery: application on strains of industrial importance..

Rapid uptake and slow depuration: health risks following cyanotoxin accumulation in mussels? (2020)
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CAMACHO-MUÑOZ, D., WAACK, J., TURNER, A.D., LEWIS, A.M., LAWTON, L.A. and EDWARDS, C. 2021. Rapid uptake and slow depuration: health risks following cyanotoxin accumulation in mussels? Environmental pollution [online], 271, article ID 116400. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envpol.2020.116400

Freshwater cyanobacteria produce highly toxic secondary metabolites, which can be transported downstream by rivers and waterways into the sea. Estuarine and coastal aquaculture sites exposed to toxic cyanobacteria raise concerns that shellfish may ac... Read More about Rapid uptake and slow depuration: health risks following cyanotoxin accumulation in mussels?.

Anatoxin-a degradation by using titanium dioxide. (2020)
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KAMINSKI, A., EDWARDS, C., CHRAPUSTA-SREBRNY, E. and LAWTON, L.A. 2021. Anatoxin-a degradation by using titanium dioxide. Science of the total environment [online], 756, article ID 143590. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.143590

Advanced oxidation processes, such as using titanium dioxide (TiO2) photocatalysis, are being developed to reduce or eliminate the toxicity of treated water. In this study, the removal of purified anatoxin-a (ANTX-a), live Dolichospermum flos-aquae c... Read More about Anatoxin-a degradation by using titanium dioxide..

Oxidative stress in the cyanobacterium microcystis aeruginosa PCC 7813: comparison of different analytical cell stress detection assays. (2020)
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MENEZES, I., MAXWELL-MCQUEENEY, D., CAPELO-NETO, J., PESTANA, C.J., EDWARDS, C. and LAWTON, L.A. 2021. Oxidative stress in the cyanobacterium Microcystis aeruginosa PCC 7813: comparison of different analytical cell stress detection assays. Chemosphere [online], 269, article ID 128766. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chemosphere.2020.128766

Cyanobacterial blooms are observed when high cell densities occur and are often dangerous to human and animal health due to the presence of cyanotoxins. Conventional drinking water treatment technology struggles to efficiently remove cyanobacterial c... Read More about Oxidative stress in the cyanobacterium microcystis aeruginosa PCC 7813: comparison of different analytical cell stress detection assays..

Graphitic-C3N4 coated floating glass beads for photocatalytic destruction of synthetic and natural organic compounds in water under UV light. (2020)
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HUI, J., PESTANA, C.J., CAUX, M., GUNARATNE, H.Q.N., EDWARDS, C., ROBERTSON, P.K.J., LAWTON, L.A. and IRVINE, J.T.S. 2020. Graphitic-C3N4 coated floating glass beads for photocatalytic destruction of synthetic and natural organic compounds in water under UV light. Journal of photochemistry and photobiology A: chemistry [online], 405, article ID 112935. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jphotochem.2020.112935

Many drinking water reservoirs can contain organic pollutants such as artificial synthesized dye and drugs. On the other hand, some naturally occurring microorganisms such as cyanobacteria, are capable of producing toxic secondary metabolites (cyanot... Read More about Graphitic-C3N4 coated floating glass beads for photocatalytic destruction of synthetic and natural organic compounds in water under UV light..