Impact of sediment organic matter quality on the fate and effects of fluoranthene in the infaunal brittle star Amphiura filiformis.

@article{Selck2005ImpactOS,
  title={Impact of sediment organic matter quality on the fate and effects of fluoranthene in the infaunal brittle star Amphiura filiformis.},
  author={Henriette Selck and Maria E Granberg and Valery E. Forbes},
  journal={Marine environmental research},
  year={2005},
  volume={59 1},
  pages={19-45}
}
Hydrophobic contaminants, such as polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) readily adsorb to organic matter. The aim of this study was to determine the importance of the quality of sedimentary organic matter for the uptake, biotransformation and toxicity of the PAH, fluoranthene (Flu), in the infaunal brittle star Amphiura filiformis. Brittle stars were exposed to a base sediment covered by a 2 cm Flu-spiked top layer (30 microg Flu/g dry wt. sed.), enriched to the same total organic carbon… CONTINUE READING
7 Citations
0 References
Similar Papers

Citations

Publications citing this paper.
Showing 1-7 of 7 extracted citations

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…