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Metal Metabolism in Aquatic Environments : Chapman & Hall Ecotoxicology Series - William J. Langston

Metal Metabolism in Aquatic Environments

Chapman & Hall Ecotoxicology Series

By: William J. Langston (Editor), Maria Joao Bebianno (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 30th April 1998
ISBN: 9780412803703
Number Of Pages: 448

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This text aims to provide an insight into how diverse forms of life interact with and are influenced by metals and how they vary in their ability to bioaccumulate, utilize, store, transform, detoxify and redistribute metals in the aquatic environment. Emphasis has been placed on those elements and species that are of major concern in the mid-to-late-1990s and that have been well characterized. The contents of this book serve to illustrate the variability that has been achieved through evolutionary adaptation to the prescence of both essential and non-essential elements, and it contains diagnostic features and predictive approaches. The authors seek to improve understanding of the mechanisms that dictate contaminant metal behaviour and therefore assist those charged with the management of our environment in the selection and application of improved monitoring and assessment schemes.

List of contributors
Series foreword
Mechanisms of metal uptakep. 1
The interactions between living organisms and metals in intertidal and subtidal sedimentsp. 19
Microorganisms and the biogeochemical cycling of metals in aquatic environmentsp. 31
Metal accumulation and impacts in phytoplanktonp. 59
Mercury in aquatic ecosystemsp. 77
Arsenic metabolism in aquatic ecosystemsp. 159
Determinants of trace metal concentrations in marine organismsp. 185
Metal handling strategies in molluscsp. 219
Phylogeny of trace metal accumulation in crustaceansp. 285
Mechanisms of heavy metal accumulation and toxicity in fishp. 321
Influence of ecological factors on accumulation of metal mixturesp. 351
Metals and marine food chainsp. 387
Metal accumulation and detoxification in humansp. 415
Indexp. 439
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ISBN: 9780412803703
ISBN-10: 0412803704
Series: Chapman & Hall Ecotoxicology Series
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 448
Published: 30th April 1998
Publisher: Chapman and Hall
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 3.81
Weight (kg): 1.85