Evaluation of copper effects upon Girardia tigrina freshwater planarians based on a set of biomarkers.

@article{Knakievicz2008EvaluationOC,
  title={Evaluation of copper effects upon Girardia tigrina freshwater planarians based on a set of biomarkers.},
  author={Tanise Knakievicz and Henrique Bunselmeyer Ferreira},
  journal={Chemosphere},
  year={2008},
  volume={71 3},
  pages={419-28}
}
Copper is a common environmental contaminant, which is particularly toxic to living organisms when in high concentrations. To monitor environmental contamination by Cu2+ and other heavy metals, well characterized bioindicator organisms and standardized assays are needed. As a first step toward this end, we have analysed Cu2+ effects upon Girardia tigrina freshwater planarians, based on the assessment of mobility, regeneration performance, micronucleus (MN) frequency in regenerating animals, and… CONTINUE READING