Can damselfly larvae (Ischnura elegans) be used as bioindicators of sublethal effects of environmental contamination?

Abstract

The present study measured various pesticides and trace metals, together with sublethal effect biomarkers (lipid, protein and glycogen levels, acetylcholinesterase (AChE) and glutathione-S-transferase (GST) activities) in damselfly larvae (Ischnura elegans) at sixteen sampling sites in Flanders (Belgium). Four pesticides (chloridazon, dichlorvos… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.aquatox.2014.05.028

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