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Comment on “Graphene oxide regulates the bacterial community and exhibits property changes in soil” by J. Du, X. Hu and Q. Zhou, RSC Advances, 2015, 5, 27009

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Abstract

Human society is dependent on the provision of ecosystem goods and services mediated by soil organisms. It is important, therefore, to determine whether new and emerging materials influence the structure and function of soil biological communities. A recent study concerning the fate of the emerging nanomaterial, graphene oxide, in soil concluded that it promotes bacterial diversity. Here we demonstrate that due to issues with their experimental design and data analysis, their claim is unjustified.

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The article was received on 09 Dec 2015, accepted on 18 May 2016 and first published on 18 May 2016


Article type: Letter
DOI: 10.1039/C5RA26329H
Citation: RSC Adv., 2016,6, 51203-51204
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    Comment on “Graphene oxide regulates the bacterial community and exhibits property changes in soil” by J. Du, X. Hu and Q. Zhou, RSC Advances, 2015, 5, 27009

    C. Forstner, P. Wang, P. M. Kopittke and P. G. Dennis, RSC Adv., 2016, 6, 51203
    DOI: 10.1039/C5RA26329H

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