Changes in mussel biometry on exposure to metals: implications in estimation of metal bioavailability in 'Mussel-Watch' programmes.

@article{Soto2000ChangesIM,
  title={Changes in mussel biometry on exposure to metals: implications in estimation of metal bioavailability in 'Mussel-Watch' programmes.},
  author={Manu Soto and Michael P. Ireland and Ionan Marig{\'o}mez},
  journal={The Science of the total environment},
  year={2000},
  volume={247 2-3},
  pages={175-87}
}
The occurrence of changes in flesh and shell weights and in other biometric parameters of mussels, Mytilus galloprovincialis, has been related to different metal levels found in their soft tissues. The effects of clean and Zn-polluted environments and laboratory experiments where Zn-polluted mussels were exposed to sublethal concentrations of Zn, Cu and Cd were investigated. Zinc-polluted mussel shell weights increased significantly after a 51-day depuration period. Exposure of Zn-polluted… CONTINUE READING

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