Caged mudsnail Potamopyrgus antipodarum (Gray) as an integrated field biomonitoring tool: exposure assessment and reprotoxic effects of water column contamination.

@article{Gust2014CagedMP,
  title={Caged mudsnail Potamopyrgus antipodarum (Gray) as an integrated field biomonitoring tool: exposure assessment and reprotoxic effects of water column contamination.},
  author={Marion Gust and F. Gagn{\'e} and Alexandra Berlioz-Barbier and J. P. Besse and Thierry Buronfosse and Mika{\"e}l Tournier and Renaud Tutundjian and Jeanne Garric and C{\'e}cile Cren-Oliv{\'e}},
  journal={Water research},
  year={2014},
  volume={54},
  pages={222-36}
}
This study highlights the usefulness of gastropods for water quality monitoring. Gastropods were caged upstream and downstream of an effluent discharge. Exposure was assessed by measurement of organic contaminants in water. Contamination of the Potamopyrgus antipodarum mudsnail was also measured using innovative techniques at the end of the 42 days of exposure. Biological effects were measured at the individual level (growth, reproduction) and subindividual level (energy reserves, vitellin-like… CONTINUE READING