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Abstract

In the last 20 years a large amount of knowledge has been acquired on the metabolism of xenobiotics in marine organisms.It has been shown that the enzyme system of mixed function oxidases is induced only by type II substrates. Therefore, an increased level of such enzyme activities could be utilized as an index of exposure to organic compounds (aromatic hydrocarbons, polychlorinated and polybrominated biphenyls, dioxins, etc.), highly toxic to man which may be accumulated through marine food chains."

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Authors: VIARENGO A INSTITUTO DI FISIOLOGIA GENERALE DELL'UNIVERSITA DI GENOVA (ITALY) SCOPPA P ENEA, CENTRO RICERCHE ENERGIA AMBIENTE, LA SPEZIA (ITALY) , INSTITUTO DI FISIOLOGIA GENERALE DELL'UNIVERSITA DI GENOVA (ITALY);ENEA, CENTRO RICERCHE ENERGIA AMBIENTE, LA SPEZIA (ITALY)
Bibliographic Reference: II. CONGRESSO DELLA SOCIETA ITALIANA DI ECOLOGIA, PADOVA (ITALY), JUNE 25-28, 1984 WRITE TO CEC LUXEMBOURG, DG XIII/A2, POB 1907 MENTIONING PAPER I 31505 ORA
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Record Number: 1989122091400 / Last updated on: 1987-01-01
Category: PUBLICATION
Available languages: it
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