Phytoplankton disturbed by nanoparticles

New paper in Scientific Reports: Phytoplankton disturbed by nanoparticles

Due to its antibacterial properties, nanosilver is used in a wide range of products from textiles to cosmetics. But nanosilver if present at high concentrations also disrupts the metabolism of algae that are essential for the aquatic food web dynamics and the production of terrestrial oxygen.

Article: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-020-77521-0

University of Geneva press release: https://www.unige.ch/communication/communiques/files/3116/0630/0210/Algae_disturbed_by_nanoparticles.pdf

November 26, 2020

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