Emmanuelle Bonneris

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Laboratory experiments on a variety of aquatic organisms suggest that metallothionein-like proteins (MT) play an important role in the regulation of essential metals, and in the sequestration and detoxification of non-essential metals (e.g., Cd). However, the importance of metallothionein production relative to alternative strategies of metal(More)
We studied organ and sub-cellular distributions of several trace metals in a freshwater bivalve that has been proposed for use as a metal biomonitor. Specimens of Pyganodon grandis were collected from nine lakes located along a Cd, Cu and Zn concentration gradient (Rouyn-Noranda area, Quebec). Gills and digestive gland were isolated, homogenized and six(More)
The objective of the present field experiment was to identify detoxification responses in the gills and digestive gland of a freshwater unionid bivalve, Pyganodon grandis, subjected to a step-change in metal exposure. Adult bivalves were transferred from a reference site (Lake Opasatica) and a metal-contaminated lake (Lake Héva) to a second contaminated(More)
Indigenous unionid molluscs, Pyganodon grandis, were collected from nine lakes in the Rouyn-Noranda area (Quebec, Canada) along a polymetallic concentration gradient (Cd, Cu, Zn). After excision, the gills were gently homogenised and the cellular compartments were separated by a differential centrifugation procedure that yielded the following particulate(More)
Temporal monitoring studies are needed to detect long-term trends in ecosystem health. In the present study, we tested metallothionein (MT) as a potential biomarker for long-term variations in trace metal levels in lakes subject to atmospheric metal inputs from a nearby copper smelter. Over a 13-year period, we estimated on several occasions ambient free(More)
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