Characterization and expression of superoxide dismutase genes in Chironomus riparius (Diptera, Chironomidae) larvae as a potential biomarker of ecotoxicity.


Superoxide dismutase (SOD, EC is an enzyme involved in the scavenging of reactive oxygen species (ROS) into molecular oxygen and hydrogen peroxide. In this study, a copper-zinc superoxide dismutase (Cu-ZnSOD) gene and a manganese superoxide dismutase (MnSOD) gene in aquatic midge, Chironomus riparius (CrSODs) was identified using an Expressed… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.cbpc.2012.06.003