Antibiotic pollution can disrupt aquatic food chains

SciDev.Net: Indian scientists have found that diatoms, primary food-producers in aquatic food chains, undergo significant variation after being treated with commonly used antibiotics. The new findings on diatoms follow a 2011 study by Swedish scientists from the University of Gothenburg, Chalmers University of Technology, and Umeå University, who reported antibiotic contamination in river sediment samples collected near an Indian waste water treatment plant processing effluent from more than 90 bulk drug......

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