Variation of Basal EROD Activities in Ten Passerine Bird Species – Relationships with Diet and Migration Status

@inproceedings{Rainio2012VariationOB,
  title={Variation of Basal EROD Activities in Ten Passerine Bird Species – Relationships with Diet and Migration Status},
  author={Miia J. Rainio and Mirella Kanerva and Niklas Wahlberg and Mikko Nikinmaa and Tapio Eeva},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2012}
}
Inter-specific differences in animal defence mechanisms against toxic substances are currently poorly understood. The ethoxyresorufin-O-deethylase (EROD) enzyme plays an important role in defence against toxic chemicals in a wide variety of animals, and it is an important biomarker for environmental contamination. We compared basal hepatic EROD activity levels among ten passerine species to see if there is inter-specific variation in enzyme activity, especially in relation to their diet and… CONTINUE READING
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