DNA damage induced by copper on erythrocytes of gilthead sea bream Sparus aurata and mollusk Scapharca inaequivalvis.

Abstract

Heavy metal pollution in rivers and its impact on aquatic ecosystems is a dynamic process. Fish are ideal indicators of heavy metal contamination in aquatic systems because they occupy different trophic levels and are of different sizes and ages. In particular, copper is an essential trace metal for living organisms and it is present in all natural waters… (More)

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