Use of Biomarkers for Environmental Quality Assessment

By Jean-Claude Amiard, Th. Caquet, L. Lagadic

© 2000 – CRC Press

475 pages

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Hardback: 9789054107033
pub: 2000-05-31
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About the Book

This work is primarily designed for any person or organization in charge of assessment of the quality of natural resources and of pollution prevention.

Table of Contents

Introduction: biomarkers as tools for environmental quality assessment; history - biological basis of the use of biomarkers in ecotoxology; biochemical indicators of pollution in coastal ecosystems: experience of the Groupe Interface Chimie-Biologie des Ecosystemes Marins (GICBEM); application of EROD in marine fish in a multidisciplinary surveillance programme in the North Sea; use of EROD and PAH distribution in marine organisms; use of EROD enzymatic activity in freshwater fish; biomarkers of exposure of terrestrial plants to pollutants: application to metal pollution; endocrine biomarkers: hormonal indicators of sublethal toxicity in fishes; use of retinoids as biomarkers; molecular, genetic and population bases of insect resistance to insecticides.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCI013000
SCIENCE / Chemistry / General