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Abstract

The molecular distribution and toxicity of cadmium in the tissues of the edible mussel Mytilys Edulis was examined over short periods of exposure. The metal appeared almost immediately in the gill but not in the other tissues until several hours later. Cadmium was accumulated mainly in the cytosol of the gill and hepatopancreas, associated predominantly with high molecular weight protein (HMWP), metallothionein (Mt) and occasionally to low molecular weight substances (LMWS). The distribution of cadmium between the HMWP pool and the Mt pool indicated that toxic effects of the metal may occur at doses greater than 0.1 mgCd/1 water.

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Authors: NOLAN C, UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN (IRELAND);JRC ISPRA ESTAB. (ITALY);SABBIONI E, UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN (IRELAND);JRC ISPRA ESTAB. (ITALY);DUKE E UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN (IRELAND), UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN (IRELAND);JRC ISPRA ESTAB. (ITALY);JRC ISPRA ESTAB. (ITALY), UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN (IRELAND);JRC ISPRA ESTAB. (ITALY)
Bibliographic Reference: HEAVY METALS IN THE ENVIRONMENT, HEIDELBERG (GERMANY), SEPT. 6-9, 1983. AVAILABILITY: CEC LUXEMBOURG, DG XIII/A2 MENTIONING PAPER E 31132 ORA
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Record Number: 1989122003300 / Last updated on: 1987-01-01
Category: PUBLICATION
Available languages: en
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