Effects of metals on feeding rate and digestive enzymes in Gammarus fossarum: an in situ experiment.

@article{DedourgeGeffard2009EffectsOM,
  title={Effects of metals on feeding rate and digestive enzymes in Gammarus fossarum: an in situ experiment.},
  author={Odile Dedourge-Geffard and Fr{\'e}d{\'e}ric Palais and Sylvie Biagianti-Risbourg and Olivier Geffard and Alain Geffard},
  journal={Chemosphere},
  year={2009},
  volume={77 11},
  pages={1569-76}
}
The feeding activity and afterward the assimilation of the products resulting of the food digestion, allow organisms to obtain energy useful for growth, maintenance and reproduction. These biological parameters may be studied to assess the impact of contaminants on the energy metabolism of organisms, which could induce potential effects at an individual level. The studied species was an amphipod Gammarus fossarum, which has a high ecological relevance since it is widespread in European streams… CONTINUE READING