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To what extent are hepatic concentrations of heavy metals in Anguilla anguilla at a site in a contaminated estuary related to body size and age and reflected in the metallothionein concentrations?

Bird, David J.; Newton, Lyn C.; Rotchell, J. M.; Hesp, S. A.; Potter, Ian C.; Hall, N. G.

Authors

David J. Bird david.bird@uwe.ac.uk

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Lynda Newton Lyn.Newton@uwe.ac.uk
Head of Department of Applied Sciences

J. M. Rotchell

S. A. Hesp

Ian C. Potter

N. G. Hall



Abstract

We explored how hepatic [metal]s in Anguilla anguilla at a contaminated estuarine site are influenced by body size, age and season, and the extent that [Cu], [Cd] and [Zn]s are reflected in [metallothionein (MT)]s. Although each [metal] and [MT] increased significantly with length, weight and age, those biotic variables explained

Citation

Potter, I. C., Newton, L. C., Bird, D. J., Bird, D. J., Rotchell, J. M., Hesp, S. A., …Potter, I. C. (2008). To what extent are hepatic concentrations of heavy metals in Anguilla anguilla at a site in a contaminated estuary related to body size and age and reflected in the metallothionein concentrations?. Environmental Pollution, 151(3), 641-651. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envpol.2007.03.018

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Feb 1, 2008
Journal Environmental Pollution
Print ISSN 0269-7491
Publisher Elsevier
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 151
Issue 3
Pages 641-651
DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envpol.2007.03.018
Keywords eel, metal concentration, metallothionein, body size, season
Public URL https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/1017032
Publisher URL http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.envpol.2007.03.018
Additional Information Additional Information : Equal co-author. This work was funded by the Leverhulme Trust and focuses on metal contamination of European eels and explains how contamination varies with age and size of eel and with season. This is significant in terms of monitoring estuarine health and represents continuing collaboration with internationally renowned external colleagues.