Comparative effects of Cd and Pb on biochemical response and DNA damage in the earthworm Eisenia fetida (Annelida, Oligochaeta).

@article{Li2009ComparativeEO,
  title={Comparative effects of Cd and Pb on biochemical response and DNA damage in the earthworm Eisenia fetida (Annelida, Oligochaeta).},
  author={Mei Li and Zhengtao Liu and Yun Xu and Yibin Cui and Dingsheng Li and Zhiming Kong},
  journal={Chemosphere},
  year={2009},
  volume={74 5},
  pages={621-5}
}
There are rising concerns about the hazardous effects of cadmium (Cd) and lead (Pb) on the environment in China. Biochemical and comet assays were conducted on the earthworm Eisenia fetida, a suitable bio-indicator organism for evaluating soil pollution after exposure to two heavy metals, Cd and Pb. Protein content increased at low Cd concentrations (p<0.05) and decreased at the highest concentration of 10 mg kg(-1), compared to control (p<0.05). Pb showed an inhibitory effect on protein… CONTINUE READING

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