The Rational Basis for the Use of Biomarkers as Ecotoxicological Tools

  title={The Rational Basis for the Use of Biomarkers as Ecotoxicological Tools},
  author={Michael Depledge},
Shaped refractory articles, especially turbine casing liners, are formed of a refractory fibre/watersoluble binder composition, the hardness, strength and density of which do not vary across the bulk composition. 

Biomonitoring and risk assessment tools to manage impact of diesel oil in tropical coastal habitats

The synthesis chapter can be available in Munin only, and none of the four articles included in the thesis can be published.

n situ evaluation of oxidative stress and immunological parameters s ecotoxicological biomarkers in a novel sentinel species

Although the variegated scallop Mimachlamys varia seems to be a suitable sentinel species for contaminant monitoring, no study has identified biomarkers in this species and an in situ biomarker approach was conducted to fill this gap.

Brown trout (Salmo trutta) metallothioneins as biomarkers for metal exposure in two Norwegian rivers

The potential use of the metal binding protein metallothionein (MT) as a biomarker for trace metal exposure has been evaluated in brown trout (Salmo trutta)

Multiple Biomarker Responses in Corbicula fluminea Exposed to Copper in Laboratory Toxicity Tests

Integrated biomarker analysis revealed that the measured alterations are well correlated with the levels of increasing dissolved copper concentrations in water, demonstrating the effectiveness of this organism for biomonitoring approach purposes.

Cytochrome P450 1A enzymes in Pacific harbour seals (Phoca vitulina richardsi) from British Columbia, Canada : Non-invasive biomarkers of contaminant exposure

Dissertacao de Mestrado em Ciencias do Mar - Recursos Marinhos, area de especializacao em Ecologia Marinha, apresentada ao Instituto de Ciencias Biomedicas de Abel Salazar da Universidade do Porto

Integrative sediment quality assessment using a biomarker approach: review of 3 years of field research

The incorporation of biomarkers as a new line of evidence in a weight of evidence approach allows the determination of more sensitive, longer-term biological information for use in laboratory and in situ sediment/tissue quality guidelines.

Antioxidant Defense System Alternations in Four Crab Species as a Bio-Indicator of Environmental Contamination

Organismal responses to environmental pollution showed a high level of biomarkers and with the low level of heavy metals and corresponding high concentration of these biomarkers, the pollution indices within the study habitat are quite modest.


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Bioindicators and Biomarkers in the Assessment of Soil Toxicity

Researchers have pointed the necessity to apply biological methodologies in order to obtain an ecosystemic approach to the detection, knowledge and control of environmental agents responsible for damages to human health and sustainability of ecosystems.

Multi response biomarker approach in the crab Carcinus aestuarii experimentally exposed to benzo a pyrene, polychlorobiphenyls and methyl mercury.

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