Biomonitoring of Trace Metals in the Coastal Waters Using Bivalve Molluscs

Krishnakumar, P K and Qurban, Mohammad A and Sasikumar, Geetha (2018) Biomonitoring of Trace Metals in the Coastal Waters Using Bivalve Molluscs. In: Trace Elements - Human Health and Environment. IntechOpen, pp. 153-176.

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    Abstract

    Several environmental contaminants including toxic trace metals are being discharged into the coastal environment causing serious threat to marine organisms and posing public health risk. Marine bivalves (mussel, oyster, and clam) have been successfully used as sentinel organisms for monitoring contaminant levels, including trace metals, in coastal waters around the globe. Chemical analyses measure the contaminants present in the biota but do not necessarily reveal potential biological efects. Therefore, the need to detect and assess the efects of contaminants, especially at low concentrations, has led to the development of molecular markers of contaminant efects called biomarkers. Owing to their short time of response, biomarkers in marine bivalves are used as early warning signals of biological efects caused by environmental pollutants. Research into the development and application of accurate biomarker-based monitoring tools for the environmental contaminants has been intensiied in several developed countries.

    Item Type: Book Section
    Uncontrolled Keywords: bivalves, bioaccumulation, biomarkers, trace metals, mussel watch
    Subjects: CMFRI Departments > CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Molluscan Fisheries
    CMFRI > CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Molluscan Fisheries
    CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Molluscan Fisheries
    CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Molluscan Fisheries

    Molluscan Fisheries > Bivalves
    Marine Environment > Marine Pollution
    Divisions: CMFRI-Mangalore
    CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Molluscan Fisheries
    Subject Area > CMFRI > CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Molluscan Fisheries
    CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Molluscan Fisheries
    Subject Area > CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Molluscan Fisheries
    Depositing User: Arun Surendran
    Date Deposited: 26 Sep 2018 10:46
    Last Modified: 26 Sep 2018 10:46
    URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/13033

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