Evaluation of tropical water sources and mollusks in southern Brazil using microbiological, biochemical, and chemical parameters.

@article{Souza2012EvaluationOT,
  title={Evaluation of tropical water sources and mollusks in southern Brazil using microbiological, biochemical, and chemical parameters.},
  author={Doris Sobral Marques Souza and Ana P Ramos and Fabr{\'i}cio Flores Nunes and Vanessa Moresco and Satie Taniguchi and Diego Averaldo Guiguet Leal and Silvio Tarou Sasaki and M{\'a}rcia Caruso B{\'i}cego and Rosalinda Carmela Montone and Maur{\'i}cio Durigan and Adriano Luiz Teixeira and Mariana R Pilotto and Nic{\'e}sio Delfino and Regina Maura Bueno Franco and Cl{\'a}udio Manoel Rodrigues de Melo and Afonso Celso Dias Bainy and C{\'e}lia Regina Monte Barardi},
  journal={Ecotoxicology and environmental safety},
  year={2012},
  volume={76 2},
  pages={153-61}
}
Florianópolis, a city located in the Santa Catarina State in southern Brazil, is the national leading producer of bivalve mollusks. The quality of bivalve mollusks is closely related to the sanitary conditions of surrounding waters where they are cultivated. Presently, cultivation areas receive large amounts of effluents derived mainly from treated and non-treated domestic, rural, and urban sewage. This contributes to the contamination of mollusks with trace metals, pesticides, other organic… CONTINUE READING
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