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Alkaline Comet Assay as a Potential Tool in the Assessment of DNA Integrity in Freshwater Zooplankton Affected by Pollutants from Water Treatment Facility
Results confirmed the high sensitivity of the comet assay for the detection of DNA damage in cells of zooplankton organisms and might represent an additional parameter useful in environmental risk assessment, especially in cases when other bioindicator species are very scarce or absent.
Estimation of DNA Integrity in Blood Cells of Eastern Mosquitofish (Gambusia holbrooki) Inhabiting an Aluminium-Polluted Water Environment: an Alkaline Comet Assay Study
Results of the present study indicate that the alkaline comet assay applied to fish blood cells is a valuable tool for determining the potential genotoxicity of water pollutants and confirm its usefulness in the evaluation of DNA damage in fish living in Al-polluted waters.
Plankton in the oligotrophic Lake Vrana (Croatia)
The lake is oligotrophic, has a monomictic temperate with winter circulation and thermal stratification in summer, and the main nutrients were low and vertically homogeneous in both years of the study.
Seasonal distribution and morphological changes of Ceratium hirundinella in two mediterranean shallow lakes
An analysis of morphometric measurements showed significant differences in the total length of cells, length of the fourth horn and V3 angle of the two Ceratium forms.
Taxon specific response of carabids (Coleoptera, Carabidae) and other soil invertebrate taxa on invasive plant Amorpha fruticosa in wetlands
Analysis of the impact of an A. fruticosa invasion on carabid beetles and other soil invertebrates suggests that severe future changes can be expected in invertebrate groups that are closely related to plant composition, since A.fruticosa cannot be completely removed from the habitat and covers relatively large areas.
New ecological insight on two invasive species: Craspedacusta sowerbii (Coelenterata: Limnomedusae) and Dreissenia polymorpha (Bivalvia: Dreissenidae)
The presence of polyps of Craspedacusta and brown hydras together on live bivalve shells is significant, as it is suggested that it marks the first record of commensalism of this kind.
An overview of the cave and interstitial biota of Croatia
The high taxonomic diversity of the subterranean biota of Croatia can be attributed partly to the geographical heterogeneity and a rather unique combination of various geological and ecological phenomena.