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

@article{Loureno2011HistopathologicalCI,
  title={Histopathological changes in the earthworm Eisenia andrei associated with the exposure to metals and radionuclides.},
  author={Joana I Lourenço and Ana Silva and Fernando Manuel Pereira de Oliveira Carvalho and Jo{\~a}o Batista S. de Oliveira and Margarida P Malta and S{\'o}nia Mendo and Fernando A. Lage Gonçalves and R. -M. R. Pereira},
  journal={Chemosphere},
  year={2011},
  volume={85 10},
  pages={1630-4}
}
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 have shown alterations in all the studied tissues after 14 d of exposure (except for the intestinal epithelium), yet more severe effects… CONTINUE READING

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