Looking for suitable biomarkers in benthic macroinvertebrates inhabiting coastal areas with low metal contamination: comparison between the bivalve Cerastoderma edule and the Polychaete Diopatra neapolitana.

@article{Freitas2012LookingFS,
  title={Looking for suitable biomarkers in benthic macroinvertebrates inhabiting coastal areas with low metal contamination: comparison between the bivalve Cerastoderma edule and the Polychaete Diopatra neapolitana.},
  author={Rosa E M Freitas and Elisabeth Maria Sene Costa and C{\'a}tia Velez and Jos{\'e} Luis Santos and Ana L{\'u}cia da Silva Lima and Cristina Oliveira and Ana Maria Rodrigues and Victor M. S. Quintino and E Figueira},
  journal={Ecotoxicology and environmental safety},
  year={2012},
  volume={75 1},
  pages={109-18}
}
Metals accumulated in marine sediments are often a threat to benthic communities. With the recognized importance and wide use of stress biochemical responses as indicators of metal contamination it becomes essential to compare these markers between different species and verify their ubiquity and accuracy. Using wild Diopatra neapolitana and Cerastoderma edule, collected at several areas differing in metal contamination, this study aimed to assess the use of these two macrobenthic species as… CONTINUE READING

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