TITLE

The brown mussel Perna perna (L., 1758) as a sentinel species for chlorinated pesticide and dioxin-like compounds

AUTHOR(S)
Galvao, Petrus; Henkelmann, Bernhard; Longo, Renan; Torres, João; Malm, Olaf; Schramm, Karl-Werner
PUB. DATE
September 2015
SOURCE
Environmental Science & Pollution Research;Sep2015, Vol. 22 Issue 17, p13522
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
To contribute to the use of the tropical brown mussel Perna perna as a sentinel species for organochlorine pesticides (OCP) and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB), the present study reports data on the toxicokinetics of these compounds in P. perna. Specifically, the authors present data on OCP and PCB bioaccumulation for eight sampling months from three bays (SE Brazil) and two transplant experiments (each 1 month long). Although seasonality is observed in the total lipid content of the whole soft tissue, with summer samples showing higher values, no such seasonality is observed in the OCP and PCB concentrations bioaccumulated by the mussel P. perna. Because no seasonal effect is observed in the annual OCP and PCB concentrations bioaccumulated by P. perna, the use of this species as a sentinel organism to monitor organochlorinated compounds is encouraged. One month of transplantation is not enough to allow the transplanted specimens to reach the concentrations observed in animals reared at the destination site. Nevertheless, P. perna showed a clear tendency to depurate the DDT metabolites p,p′ -DDD and p,p′ -DDE after 1 month of transplantation.
ACCESSION #
109112740

 

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