Toxicant mixtures in sediment alter gene expression in the cysteine metabolism of Chironomus tepperi.

@article{Jeppe2017ToxicantMI,
  title={Toxicant mixtures in sediment alter gene expression in the cysteine metabolism of Chironomus tepperi.},
  author={Katherine J Jeppe and Melissa E Carew and Vincent J. Pettigrove and A. A. J. Hoffmann},
  journal={Environmental toxicology and chemistry},
  year={2017},
  volume={36 3},
  pages={691-698}
}
Sediment contamination can pose risks to the environment, and sediment toxicity tests have been developed to isolate the impact of sediment from other factors. Mixtures of contaminants often occur in sediments, and traditional endpoints used in toxicity testing, such as growth, reproduction, and survival, cannot discern the cause of toxicity from chemical… CONTINUE READING