David J. Bird email@example.com
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.
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
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
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|
|Peer Reviewed||Peer Reviewed|
|Keywords||eel, metal concentration, metallothionein, body size, season|
|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.|