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Título: Bioavailability and cellular effects of metals on Lumbricus terrestris inhabiting volcanic soils
Autor: Amaral, André
Soto, Manu
Cunha, Regina Tristão da
Marigómez, Ionan
Rodrigues, Armindo
Palavras-chave: Lumbricus terrestris
Metal Pollution
Chloragogenous Tissue
Morphological Changes
Data: Jul-2006
Editora: Elsevier
Citação: "Environmental Pollution". ISSN 0269-7491. Volume 142, Issue 1, July 2006, pp. 133-108(6).
Resumo: Whether the radial thickness (RT) of the chloragogenous tissue and intestinal epithelium of earthworms (Lumbricus terrestris) reflects the bioavailability of metals in soils was investigated in two areas, one with active volcanism (Furnas) and another with no volcanic activity since 3 million years ago (Santa Maria), in the Azores. Metal contents in soil samples and earthworms from the two areas were analyzed. Autometallography and measurements of the RT were performed in the chloragogenous tissue and intestinal epithelium. Earthworms from the active volcanic area demonstrated lower RT of chloragogenous tissue and intestinal epithelium as well as higher levels of bioavailable metals, especially Zn and Cd. Comparison of bioavailable metal contents between both areas suggests a higher risk for uptake of potentially toxic metals in the active volcanic area than in the non-active volcanic area, which is reflected by the lower RT of the chloragogenous tissue and intestinal epithelium in the former.
Descrição: Copyright © 2005 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Peer review: yes
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10400.3/1356
ISSN: 0269-7491
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