Histopathological changes in the earthworm Eisenia andrei associated with the exposure to metals and radionuclides.


Earthworms were exposed for 56 d to a contaminated soil, from an abandoned uranium mine, and to the natural reference soil LUFA 2.2. Histological changes in earthworm's body wall (epidermis, circular and longitudinal muscles) and gastrointestinal tract (chloragogenous tissue and intestinal epithelium) were assessed, after 0, 14 and 56 d of exposure. Results… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.chemosphere.2011.08.027