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Environmental parasitology: relevancy of parasites in monitoring environmental pollution.
- B. Sures
- Biology, Environmental ScienceTrends in parasitology
- 1 April 2004
Parasites as accumulation indicators of heavy metal pollution.
Pomphorhynchus laevis: the intestinal acanthocephalan as a lead sink for its fish host, chub (Leuciscus cephalus).
From in vitro studies it was shown that lead uptake of P. laevis cystacanths in chub clearly increases by adding 1% eel bile to a commercial RMPI-1640 medium containing 0.1 microg ml(-1) Pb(2+) compared to the controls, which were maintained in RMPi-16 40 medium containing lead at the same concentration but without bile.
Molecular prospecting for European Diplostomum (Digenea: Diplostomidae) reveals cryptic diversity.
The use of fish parasites as bioindicators of heavy metals in aquatic ecosystems: a review
- B. Sures
- Biology, Environmental ScienceAquatic Ecology
- 1 June 2001
Investigations provide evidence that the extremely high metal concentrations in intestinal acanthocephalans of fish are not the result of a slow process of accumulation but instead a relatively rapid uptake to a steady-state level, andMetal concentrations in adult acanthOcephalans respond rapidly to changes in environmental exposure of their hosts.
Richness and diversity of parasite communities in European eels Anguilla anguilla of the River Rhine, Germany, with special reference to helminth parasites
It remained unclear why the helminth communities of the eels from the River Rhine with its huge catchment area exhibit such a low parasite diversity and high dominance.
Parasite responses to pollution: what we know and where we go in ‘Environmental Parasitology’
- B. Sures, M. Nachev, C. Selbach, D. Marcogliese
- Biology, Environmental ScienceParasites & Vectors
- 6 February 2017
The suitability of parasites as accumulation indicators and their possible application to demonstrate biological availability of pollutants; the role of parasite as pollutant sinks; the interaction between parasites and biomarkers focusing on combined effects of parasitism and pollution on the health of their hosts; and the use of parasitesAs indicators of contaminants and ecosystem health are addressed.
How parasitism and pollution affect the physiological homeostasis of aquatic hosts
- B. Sures
- Biology, Environmental ScienceJournal of Helminthology
- 1 June 2006
It is demonstrated that parasites may influence the metabolism of pollutants in infected hosts, interact with pollution in synergistic or antagonistic ways, and may induce physiological reactions in hosts which were thought to be pollutant-induced.
Impact of humic substances on the aqueous solubility, uptake and bioaccumulation of platinum, palladium and rhodium in exposure studies with Dreissena polymorpha.
Lead concentrations in Hymenolepis diminuta adults and Taenia taeniaeformis larvae compared to their rat hosts (Rattus norvegicus) sampled from the city of Cairo, Egypt
Concentrations of lead, determined by electrothermal atomic absorption spectrometry, were compared between the cestodes Hymenolepis diminuta and Taenia taeniaeformis and its host rat (Rattus…