Analysis of micronucleated erythrocytes in heron nestlings from reference and impacted sites in the Ebro basin (N.E. Spain).

@article{Quirs2008AnalysisOM,
  title={Analysis of micronucleated erythrocytes in heron nestlings from reference and impacted sites in the Ebro basin (N.E. Spain).},
  author={L. E. Quir{\'o}s and X. F. Ruiz and Carolina Sanpera and Llu{\'i}s Jover and Benjam{\'i}n Pi{\~n}a},
  journal={Environmental pollution},
  year={2008},
  volume={155 1},
  pages={81-7}
}
The frequency of micronuclei (MN) in peripheral erythrocytes was tested for 59 heron nestlings (Ardea purpurea, Egretta garzetta and Bubulcus ibis) sampled at two areas (polluted and reference) on the River Ebro (NE Spain) and at its Delta during Spring 2006. Flow-cytometry analysis revealed higher (three- to six-fold) MN counts in samples from the most polluted site relative to samples from the reference area. Samples from the Delta showed intermediate values. Age, morphometric parameters… CONTINUE READING