Combined toxicity studies on Perna spp.

Menon, N R and Prabhudeva, K N and Baby, K V (1988) Combined toxicity studies on Perna spp. CMFRI Bulletin, 42 (2). pp. 397-403.


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Knowledge of the interaction of various pollutants in the environment is necessary to set water quelity standards. The water body receiving the effluents can have pollutants of varied nature r u u l t i n g in a conglomeration of toxic components. Measurements of toxic effects of pollutants on sessile marine bivalves provide a valuable indication of environmental impact since the resident time of such animals in any locality follows a specific pattern In this connection a multiple factor approach to study toxic effects is warranted. With this view in mind combined toxicity studies employing heavy metals. crude and pesticides were undertaken with mussels as target organisms. In the present document one of such investigations is reported. The joint action of silver (unvarying) + copper (varying) and copper (unvarying) 4- silver (varying) mixtures were delineated, in the case of Perna viridis these combinations reduced less than additive reaction whereas in Perna indica the relation was more then additive, species specific dependence in toxicity. Silver was proved to be highly toxic when present alone in the teat medium The results clearly show that the interaction between two or more pollutants

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Combined toxicity; Perna spp.
Subjects: Molluscan Fisheries
Divisions: CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Molluscan Fisheries
Subject Areas > CMFRI Brochures > CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Molluscan Fisheries
Depositing User: Dr. V Mohan
Date Deposited: 24 Aug 2010 09:45
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:18

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