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Carbon Nanotubes Compromise the Functions of Certain Protozoa, Study Shows

In Microbe, nano, Nanoscale on June 20, 2008 at 3:01 pm

A new study by researchers from the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada, hints that carbon nanotubes may be toxic to microorganisms. When cultures of a certain key protozoan, a single-cell organism, were exposed to the nanotubes their ability to ingest and digest bacteria was hindered.

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