Biomarkers for Stress in Fish Embryos and Larvae: 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Biomarkers for Stress in Fish Embryos and Larvae

1st Edition

By Irina Rudneva

CRC Press

220 pages | 3 Color Illus. | 36 B/W Illus.

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The present work evaluates the toxic effects of some environmental stressors on fish eggs and larvae and describes the biomarker responses of fish from locations with varying levels of pollution. Development of the main groups of biomarkers is discussed. The book demonstrates general trends and specific peculiarities of biomarker induction in early fish life and their association with the animal’s developmental stages. It addresses responses of fish eggs and larvae to pollution under experimental conditions and presents information obtained from in situ studies.

Chapters describe xenobiotics accumulation, anoxia and hypoxia, increasing temperature, eutrophication, and other unfavorable environmental factors, including biotic and abiotic factors, and their impact on fish embryos. They also examine fluctuations in biomarker levels in fish eggs and larvae that have been impacted by climate changes and discuss possible scenarios, especially for fish population size, reproduction, growth, development and biodiversity.

Table of Contents


Stress Response in Fish


Physiological stress response

Cellular stress response

Biomarkers: Classification, Characterization and Specificity in Fish

Biotransformation system

Antioxidant system and lipid peroxidation

Stress proteins

Haemotological characteristics

Metabolic rate


Endocrine disruption

Other biomarkers

Development of Biomarkers in Fish Early Life

Biotransformation system

Lipid peroxidation and antioxidant system

Stress proteins

Biochemical parameters

Metabolic rate


Endocrinology of fish early development

Development of the immune system

Biomarkers Responses in Fish Early Life

Experimental studies

Field studies

Fish Biomarkers and Climate Changes

Eutrophication effects

Increasing water temperature

UV-irradiation effects

Conclusions and Perspectives


Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Environmental Science
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Biology / Marine Biology
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / General