Morphological plasticity in metal-sequestering earthworm chloragocytes: morphometric electron microscopy provides a biomarker. of exposure in field populations.


Morphometric measurements of the volume fractions (Vv) of two prominent metal-sequestering compartments, chloragosome granules and debris vesicles, were made on transmission electron micrographs of chloragocytes in Dendrodrilus rubidus (Annelida: Oligochaeta: Lumbricidae) from one uncontaminated site and three qualitatively and quantitatively different… (More)