The influence of solid matrices on arsenic toxicity toCorophium orientaleAndrea Gaion, Alice Scuderi, David Pellegrini, Davide Sartori
- Chemistry and Ecology, October 2013, Taylor & Francis
- DOI: 10.1080/02757540.2013.810722
Exposure of Corophium orientale to spiked sediments
What is it about?
In marine ecosystems, benthic organisms are really important because they are the first step in the transfer of contaminants from environment to biota. To this end, this study focused on biological assays with the amphipod Corophium orientale exposed to two different molecules of arsenic.
Why is it important?
Differences in matix composition could result in reducing or increasing the toxicity of arsenic compound. We evaluate the influence of this aspect in the different toxicity of three arsenic compounds. This work, together with others of our group, can contribute to a better knowledge of toxicity of these compounds measured with ecotoxicological assays.
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