Ecotoxicology and Genotoxicology: Non-traditional Aquatic Models

Download Ecotoxicology and Genotoxicology: Non-traditional Aquatic Models written by Marcelo L. Larramendy, Roberto Rico-Martinez, Sajal Ray, C. R. Walters, Carlos Fernando Garcia in PDF format. This book is under the category Ecology and bearing the isbn/isbn13 number 1782627812/9781782627814. You may reffer the table below for additional details of the book.


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Marcelo L. Larramendy, Roberto Rico-Martinez, Sajal Ray, C. R. Walters, Carlos Fernando Garcia


Royal Society of Chemistry




838 pages









Book Description

The possible impact of manmade contaminants such as agrochemicals on the environment is a major source of concern around the world. Increased use of certain substances can lead to contamination of water, food, and air systems, and it’s critical to be able to precisely assess the short and long term impacts in order to combat this pollution.
Ecotoxicology and Genotoxicology: Non-Traditional Aquatic Models (PDF) covers the most up-to-date aquatic species models used as indicators of the adverse effects of environmental pollutants, including models that have never been utilized before. The ebook allows for a better understanding of the consequences of pollutants on non-target species, as well as study of their effects on ecosystems.
Anyone interested in establishing novel biomarker species with high ecological relevance may find this booklet useful. It will be useful to regulatory and research toxicologists, particularly those who study marine water, freshwater, and sediment habitats.
Ecotoxicology and Genotoxicology: Non-Traditional Aquatic Models is included in the product as a PDF ebook. There are no access codes included.

Table of contents

Table of contents :
Content: Title
Section I: Aquatic Invertebrates as Experimental Models
Chapter 1 The Comet Assay in Aquatic (Eco)genotoxicology Using Non-conventional Model Organisms: Relevance, Constraints and Prospects
1.1 Introduction
1.2 The Comet Assay in Aquatic Ecotoxicology: Role of Unconventional Models
1.2.1 Aquatic Ecosystems as the Ultimate Fate for Pollutants
1.2.2 Unconventional Models in the Biomonitoring of Aquatic Ecosystems
1.3 Application of the Comet Assay in Non-conventional Aquatic Models
1.3.1 Fish and Other Vertebrates
1.3.2 Molluscs 1.3.3 Other Organisms: From Crustaceans to Algae1.4 Methods
1.4.1 The Comet Assay and its Modifications: Discriminating Type of Damage and Addressing DNA Repair in Unconventional Aquatic Models
1.4.2 Final Remarks on Analysis and Interpretation of Data
Chapter 2 Adverse Effects of Pharmaceutical Products in the Marine Environment: The Use of Non-target Species to Evaluate Water and Sediment Matrices
2.1 Pharmaceuticals in Environmental Matrices
2.2 Adverse Effects of Pharmaceutical Products on Aquatic Biota
2.2.1 Laboratory Studies
2.2.2 Short-term Assays 2.2.3 Biomarkers of Stress and Effect2.2.4 In situ Studies
2.3 Final Considerations
Chapter 3 Rotifers as Models for Ecotoxicology and Genotoxicology
3.1 Rotifers as Models for Ecotoxicology
3.2 Rotifers as Models for Genotoxicology
3.2.1 Environmental Genomics
3.2.2 Single Cell Electrophoresis (Comet Assay)
3.2.3 Cell Cycle Parameters
3.2.4 Micronucleus, Nuclear Abnormalities, Microsomal and Mutagenic Assays
3.3 Cytogenetics
3.3.1 Chromosome Damage
3.3.2 Nuclear Morphology
3.3.3 Sister Chromatid Exchange
3.4 DNA Damage
3.4.1 DNA Damage and Rotifers 3.4.2 Rotifer Strategies3.4.3 DNA Biomarkers
3.4.4 Mutations in Rotifers
Chapter 4 Prospects of Molluscan Immunomarkers in Monitoring Aquatic Toxicity
4.1 Introduction
4.2 Aquatic Toxins
4.3 Routes of Toxin Entry in Molluscs: An Important Aspect of the Biomarker Approach to Toxicity Monitoring
4.4 Molluscs as Toxicity-monitoring Species
4.5 Immunological Characteristics of Molluscs
4.6 Molluscan Immunomarker Approach for Estimation of the Toxicity of Natural Water
4.7 Potential Immunomarkers of Aquatic Toxicity 4.7.1 Mucus Exudation Response of Molluscs as a Marker of Toxicity of Suspended Particulates of Water Column4.7.2 Hemocytes: A Major Source of Cellular and Humoral Immunomarkers of Freshwater Toxicity
Chapter 5 Application of the Zebra Mussel (Dreissena polymorpha) in the Toxicity Evaluation of Emerging Aquatic Pollutants
5.1 Introduction
5.2 Experimental Design
5.2.1 Biomarker Methods
5.2.2 Biomarker Response Index (BRI)
5.2.3 Statistical Analysis
5.3 Discussion of Obtained Results
5.4 Conclusions

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