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Abstract The knowledge of metal contamination in deep-sea fishes living in the surroundings of hydrothermal vents is very scarce, along with the detoxification mechanisms that allow them to live near… (More)
Abstract In this study we collected surface water samples from the coastal area adjacent to the Guadiana estuary during winter for 3 consecutive years to assess the impact of the Guadiana outflow… (More)
The production of thiol-containing proteins/peptides and its role in metal-binding was examined in the aquatic hyphomycetes Fontanospora fusiramosa and Flagellospora curta exposed to Cu, Cd, or Zn at… (More)
Deep-sea hydrothermal vent environments are considered highly toxic with high temperatures, sulphide, methane, carbon dioxide and heavy metals. Paradoxically, life at the vents exhibits high… (More)