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Adverse effects of microplastics observed on the growth rate and health of the freshwater alga, Chlorella sp. 12.

posted on 2020-09-01, 23:51 authored by Teresa Calipari
MMCP Collaboration (MMCP) is a project supported by the Joint State Governments and the Murray-Darling Basin Authority to generate and adopt freshwater ecological knowledge through collaboration, to maintain research capability and contribute supporting science to underpin the Basin-Wide Watering Strategy.

Student support is an important component of MMCP. Postgraduate students carry out high-quality research at a reasonable cost and make an important contribution to the development of aquatic research capability. Student support for this thesis, was provided through the provision of a honours scholarships.

This study aims to add to the growing body of literature surrounding the biological and toxicological effects of MPs by exploring the effects they have on the growth and health of the freshwater alga, Chlorella sp. 12.


Collaborating Institutions

La Trobe University; CSIRO

Research Contact

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