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Histopathology in fish: proposal for a protocol to assess aquatic pollution
A standardized tool for the assessment of histological findings which can be applied to different organs, and methods for the gills, liver, kidney and skin are described. Expand
Uptake and effects of microplastics on cells and tissue of the blue mussel Mytilus edulis L. after an experimental exposure.
Proof of principle is provided that microplastics are taken up into cells and cause significant effects on the tissue and cellular level, which can be assessed with standard cytochemical biomarkers and polarized light microscopy for microplastic tracking in tissue. Expand
Consequences of climatic change for water temperature and brown trout populations in Alpine rivers and streams
Twenty-five years of extensive water temperature data show regionally coherent warming to have occurred in Alpine rivers and streams at all altitudes, reflecting changes in regional air temperature.Expand
Microplastics profile along the Rhine River
The abundance and composition of microplastics at the surface of the Rhine, one of the largest European rivers, is reported and measures should be implemented to avoid and reduce the pollution with anthropogenic litter in aquatic ecosystems. Expand
Characterization of environmental estrogens in river water using a three pronged approach: active and passive water sampling and the analysis of accumulated estrogens in the bile of caged fish.
A mini-caging method to suit the hydrological conditions in small rivers and to improve upon the often poor survival of salmonids in caging trials is developed and appears a significant methodological advance. Expand
Occurrence of Deoxynivalenol and Zearalenone in Commercial Fish Feed: An Initial Study
The occurrence of deoxynivalenol and zearalenone in samples of commercial fish feed designed for nutrition of cyprinids collected from central Europe is reported for the first time. Expand
Challenges in ecotoxicology.
Proliferative kidney disease in Switzerland: current state of knowledge
An overview of the distribution of proliferative kidney disease in wild and farmed fish in Switzerland based on the results of routine diagnostic work at the National Fish Disease Laboratory and a country-wide survey for PKD revealed a much broader geographical distribution of the infection than expected from routine diagnostic observations. Expand
Endocrine Disruptors and Water Quality: A State-of-the-Art Review
An overview of most frequently asked questions is presented about endocrine disruptors and what can be done about them. Expand
Water temperature and concomitant waterborne ethinylestradiol exposure affects the vitellogenin expression in juvenile brown trout (Salmo trutta).
It is clearly demonstrated that increased temperature significantly elevates the estrogen-induced expression of Vtg and therefore has to be considered when interpreting environmental monitoring studies. Expand