What is it about?

This is a study that that has developed for the first time the application of Marine sponges to access genotoxic and oxidative stress from toxic metals.

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Why is it important?

This has the potential to serve as a tool for bio-monitoring and risk assessment of aquatic pollutants.


This would be very useful for making Environmentally friendly policies and regulations in coastal regions and in developing countries were pollution is on the rise from human activities

Dr. Rachael Ununuma Akpiri
University of Birmingham

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This page is a summary of: Development of cultures of the marine sponge Hymeniacidon perleve for genotoxicity assessment using the alkaline comet assay, Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, September 2017, Wiley,
DOI: 10.1002/etc.3907.
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