Evaluation of Mollusc as Sensitive Indicatior of Heavy Metal Pollution in Aquatic System : a Review

  title={Evaluation of Mollusc as Sensitive Indicatior of Heavy Metal Pollution in Aquatic System : a Review},
  author={Sanjay Kumar Gupta and Jaswant Singh},
A The potential ecological effects of rising levels of heavy metals concentrations in the environment are of great concern due to their highly bioaccumulative nature, persistent behavior and higher toxicity. These chemicals biomagnify in the food chain and impose various toxic effects in aquatic organisms. Molluscs reflect the higher degree of environmental contamination by heavy metals and are the most useful bioindicator tools. Several studies and research work have been cited to establish… CONTINUE READING
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