Accumulation of heavy metals by intestinal helminths in fish: an overview and perspective.

@article{Sures2003AccumulationOH,
  title={Accumulation of heavy metals by intestinal helminths in fish: an overview and perspective.},
  author={Bernd Sures},
  journal={Parasitology},
  year={2003},
  volume={126 Suppl},
  pages={S53-60}
}
Intestinal helminths of fish are of increasing interest as potential bioindicators for heavy metal contamination in aquatic habitats. Among these parasites cestodes and acanthocephalans in particular have an enormous heavy metal accumulation capacity exceeding that of established free living sentinels. Metal concentrations several thousand times higher in acanthocephalans than in host tissues were described from field and laboratory studies. Whereas larval stages inside their intermediate hosts… CONTINUE READING
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