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Application of the comet assay and detection of DNA damage in haemocytes of medicinal leech affected by aluminium pollution: a case study.
This report describes an investigation of genotoxic effects in medicinal leech (Hirudo verbana) exposed to water and sediment of Lake Njivice (Krk Island, Croatia) contaminated by aluminiumExpand
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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
In this pilot study, we evaluated the usefulness of the alkaline comet assay as a biomonitoring tool at the level of plankton communities affected by varying water quality. Zooplankton was collectedExpand
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Current velocity and food supply as factors affecting the composition of macroinvertebrates in bryophyte habitats in karst running water
biomass decreased in the tufa habitats exposed to higher current velocity. In the temporal succession from spring to autumn bryophyte biomass decreased, whereas in winter the biomass increased in allExpand
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Estimation of DNA Integrity in Blood Cells of Eastern Mosquitofish (Gambusia holbrooki) Inhabiting an Aluminium-Polluted Water Environment: an Alkaline Comet Assay Study
To estimate the impacts of an Al-contaminated aquatic environment on DNA integrity in the blood cells of eastern mosquitofish Gambusia holbrooki Girard 1859 inhabiting Lake Njivice (Island of Krk,Expand
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Croatian mayflies (Insecta, Ephemeroptera): species diversity and distribution patterns
Abstract Knowledge of the mayfly biodiversity in the Balkan Peninsula is still far from complete. Compared to the neighbouring countries, the mayfly fauna in Croatia is very poorly known. Situated atExpand
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Copepod communities in karstic mediterranean lakes along the eastern Adriatic coast
The copepod communities of karstic lakes along the eastern Adriatic coast were studied. Lakes were divided in several groups according to their morphology (deep, shallow, barrage and reservoirs),Expand
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Assessment of genotoxic potency of sulfate-rich surface waters on medicinal leech and human leukocytes using different versions of the Comet assay.
The aim of the present study was to investigate how exposure to sulfate-rich surface waters affects the level of primary DNA damage in hemocytes of leech Hirudo medicinalis. Samples of surface waterExpand
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Cytotoxic and genotoxic effects of water and sediment samples from gypsum mining area in channel catfish ovary (CCO) cells.
Man-made activities such as mining generate certain amounts of metal contaminated wastes which can reach aquatic environment and cause the serious effects on different organisms and ecosystem.Expand
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Crustacean plankton community (Crustacea: Copepoda and Cladocera) in gypsum karst lakes and their relation to abiotic parameters
Two gypsum karst lakes and one non-gypsum karst lake were studied for copepod and cladoceran species composition in relation to specific habitat characteristics. The investigation was conducted fromExpand
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New evidence of Lindenia tetraphylla (Vander Linden, 1825) (Odonata, Gomphidae) reproduction at the north-western border of its distribution
A total of 12 dragonfly species were recorded at Vlačine Reservoir in the Dinaric Western Balkan region (ER 5) in Croatia. Habitat conditions, i.e. vegetation structure and physico-chemical waterExpand
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