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Acute effects of copper and mercury on the estuarine fish Pomatoschistus microps: linking biomarkers to behaviour.
The main objective of the present study was to investigate possible links between biomarkers and swimming performance in the estuarine fish Pomatoschistus microps acutely exposed to metals (copperExpand
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Interactions between effects of environmental chemicals and natural stressors: a review.
Ecotoxicological effect studies often expose test organisms under optimal environmental conditions. However, organisms in their natural settings rarely experience optimal conditions. On the contrary,Expand
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Inhibition of acetylcholinesterase activity as effect criterion in acute tests with juvenile Daphnia magna.
In this work we investigated the possibility of using the enzyme acetylcholinesterase (AChE) activity in Daphnia magna homogenates, both in vivo and in vitro conditions, as a specific method forExpand
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Effects of triclosan on zebrafish early-life stages and adults
Background, aim and scopeThe biocide triclosan (TCS) is commonly used in personal care, acrylic, plastic, and textiles products. TCS has been detected in surface water in several countries, and itsExpand
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Metal-based nanoparticles in soil: fate, behavior, and effects on soil invertebrates.
Metal-based nanoparticles (NPs) (e.g., silver, zinc oxide, titanium dioxide, iron oxide) are being widely used in the nanotechnology industry. Because of the release of particles from NP-containingExpand
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Biochemical responses of the marine mussel Mytilus galloprovincialis to petrochemical environmental contamination along the North-western coast of Portugal.
Following the development of urban and industrial centres petrochemical products have become a widespread class of contaminants. The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of petrochemicalExpand
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Terrestrial avoidance behaviour tests as screening tool to assess soil contamination.
To assess soil quality and risk assessment, bioassays can be useful tools to gauge the potential toxicity of contaminants focusing on their bioavailable fraction. A rapid and sublethal avoidanceExpand
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Toxicity of sodium molybdate and sodium dichromate to Daphnia magna straus evaluated in acute, chronic, and acetylcholinesterase inhibition tests.
As a result of a widespread application in numerous industrial processes, chromium is a contaminant of many environmental systems. Chromium and their compounds are toxic to both invertebrates andExpand
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In vitro and in vivo inhibition of Daphnia magna acetylcholinesterase by surfactant agents: possible implications for contamination biomonitoring.
This study was designed to investigate the effect of two surfactants, dodecyl benzyl sulfonate (DBS), sodium dodecyl sulfate (SDS), and of a domestic detergent (Y) on the AChE activity of theExpand
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Among- and within-population variability in tolerance to cadmium stress in natural populations of Daphnia magna: implications for ecological risk assessment.
Previous attempts to test the hypothesis that laboratory selection of isogenetic populations can produce test organisms with a significantly increased mean tolerance to toxic substances have failed.Expand
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