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Fish Physiology, Volume 31A: Homeostasis and Toxicology of Essential Metals

Series: Fish Physiology Volume: 31A

Edited By: Anthony P Farrell, Colin J Brauner and Chris M Wood

497 pages, 2 colour plates, b/w illustrations, tables

Academic Press

Hardback | Sep 2011 | #191762 | ISBN-13: 9780123786364
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NHBS Price: £79.99 $106/€90 approx

About this book

This volume synthesizes the explosion of new information on the molecular, cellular, and organismal handling of metals in fish in the past 15 years. These elements are no longer viewed by fish physiologists as 'heavy metals' that kill fish by suffocation, but rather as interesting moieties that enter and leave fish by specific pathways, which are subject to physiological regulation.

The metals featured in this volume are those about which there has been most public and scientific concern, and therefore are those most widely studied by fish researchers. Metals such as Cu, Zn, Fe, Ni, Co, Se, Mo and Cr are either proven to be or are strongly suspected to be essential in trace amounts, yet are toxic in higher doses.

All major essential metals of interest are covered in metal-specific chapters. Each metal-specific chapter is written by fish physiologists/toxicologists who are recognized authorities for that metal.

A companion volume features metals that have no known nutritive function in fish at present and a common format is featured throughout this two-volume edition.


1. An Introduction to Metals in Fish Physiology and Toxicology: Basic Principles / Chris M. Wood
2. Copper / Martin Grosell
3. Zinc / Christer Hogstrand
4. Iron / Nicolas R. Bury, David Boyle, and Christopher. A. Cooper
5. Nickel / Greg Pyle and Patrice Couture
6. Cobalt / Ronny Blust
7. Selenium / David M. Janz
8. Molybdenum and Chromium / Scott D. Reid
9. Field Studies on Metal Accumulation and Effects in Fish / Patrice Couture and Greg Pyle

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