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Animal Biomarkers as Pollution Indicators

Series: Ecotoxicology Series

Edited By: DB Peakall

320 pages, 25 illus

Chapman & Hall

Hardback | Dec 1991 | #14775 | ISBN: 0412402009
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About this book

Biomarkers are physiological or biochemical changes in an organism caused by chemicals. In this ecotoxicological text, the author critically examines the choice of reliable animal indicators to measure the effects of toxic chemicals in the biosphere. He looks at the range of biomarkers, their usefulness in monitoring pollution, and the prediction of the biotoxic effects of release of toxic chemicals.


Contents

Scope and limitations of classical hazard assessment; biomarkers of the nervous system; biomarkers of the reproductive system; studies on genetic material; mixed function oxidases; thyroid function, retinols, heme and regulatory enzymes; behavioural effects; immunotoxicological effects; the use of animals in wildlife toxicology; the role of biomarkers in environmental assessment.

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