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Temporal and spatial changes of total nitrogen (TN), total phosphorus (TP) and chlorophyll-a (Chl-a) in a shallow lake, Lake Chaohu, China, were investigated using monthly monitoring data from 2001 through 2011. The results showed that the annual mean concentration ranges of TN, TP, and Chl-a were 0.08-14.60 mg/L, 0.02-1.08 mg/L, and 0.10-465.90 microg/L,(More)
The characters of the morphological, vertical and spatial distribution of nitrogen and phosphate in the water of Changjiang Estuary were discussed, according to the survey conducted in November 2003. Among the dissolved inorganic nitrogen species, nitrate accounted for 90% in the water of Changjiang Estuary. The concentration of nitrogen nutrients in the(More)
In the present study different biomarker responses and genotoxicity were determined in wild mud snails (Bullacta exarata) collected from 3 sampling sites in Bohai Bay in northeastern China, which is a region that is under considerable anthropogenic influence. Significant spatial variability of superoxide dismutase (SOD) and metallothionein (MT)-like(More)
Multivariate statistical techniques, cluster analysis, non-parametric tests, and factor analysis were applied to analyze a water quality dataset including 13 parameters at 37 sites of the Three Gorges area, China, from 2003-2008 to investigate spatio-temporal variations and identify potential pollution sources. Using cluster analysis, the twelve months of(More)
In recent years, the rapid economic development along Bohai Bay, has brought out continuous increasing of the pollution loads in the Bohai Sea, especially by the large coastal reclamation project, Tianjin Binhai New Area. In the period of 2007-2009, we collected the sediments of the main rivers, estuaries, intertidal zone, and near-shore area of Bohai Bay,(More)
In organisms, the production of heat shock proteins (HSPs) can be induced after exposure to various stressors. In the present study, partial cDNA sequences encoding of HSP30, HSP60, HSP70, and HSP90 genes were isolated and sequenced in the crucian carp (Carassius carassius). Next, quantitative real-time reverse transcription PCR (qRT-PCR) assays normalized(More)
The Suaeda heteroptera are widely distributed in intertidal zone, in order to investigate its function in preventing the transfer of the contaminants from land to sea, the levels and the distribution characteristics of organochlorine pesticides (OCPs), polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), decabromodiphenyl ether (BDE209), and polychlorinated biphenyls(More)
In this study, the 30-day aerobic microorganism-mediated biodegradation of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) was investigated in four size fractions (i.e., <0.002, 0.002-0.031, 0.031-0.063 and >0.063 mm) of sand-dominated sediment S1 and mud-dominated S2 collected from intertidal zones in Bohai Bay (China). Prior to biodegradation, the total quantity(More)
Coastal zones are population and economy highly intensity regions all over the world, and coastal habitat supports the sustainable development of human society. The accurate assessment of coastal habitat degradation is the essential prerequisite for coastal zone protection. In this study, an integrated framework of coastal habitat degradation assessment(More)
A fluorescence quenching model using copper(II) ion (Cu(2+)) ion selective electrode (Cu-ISE) is developed. It uses parallel factor analysis (PARAFAC) to model fluorescence excitation-emission matrices (EEMs) of humic acid (HA) samples titrated with Cu(2+) to resolve fluorescence response of fluorescent components to Cu(2+) titration. Meanwhile, Cu-ISE is(More)