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Bioaccumulation from food and water of cadmium, selenium and zinc in an estuarine fish, Ambassis jacksoniensis.
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PMID:  20591447     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The glassfish, Ambassis jacksoniensis, is a key, mid-level species in an estuarine food web on the east coast of Australia. Estuaries are subject to contamination from urban and industrial activities. The biokinetics of Cd, Se and Zn accumulation by glassfish from water and food were assessed using radioisotopes. Metal uptake from water was not regulated over the range of water metal concentrations examined. Metal uptake from food was assessed using brine shrimp (Artemia sp.) fed radio-labelled algae. The assimilation efficiency from food was 9.5 ± 2.5%, 23 ± 2.2% and 4.6 ± 0.6% for Cd, Se and Zn, respectively. The potential for biomagnification was low for all metals. Food is the main metal uptake pathway for glassfish, with 97%, 99% and 98% of the uptake of Cd, Se and Zn, respectively, estimated to be from food.
N Creighton; J Twining
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2010-06-29
Journal Detail:
Title:  Marine pollution bulletin     Volume:  60     ISSN:  1879-3363     ISO Abbreviation:  Mar. Pollut. Bull.     Publication Date:  2010 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-09-29     Completed Date:  2011-01-25     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0260231     Medline TA:  Mar Pollut Bull     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1815-21     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Crown Copyright © 2010. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Australian Nuclear Science & Technology Organisation, PMB 1, Menai, NSW 2234, Australia.
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MeSH Terms
Cadmium / chemistry,  metabolism*
Environmental Monitoring
Fishes / metabolism*
Selenium / chemistry,  metabolism*
Water Pollutants, Chemical / chemistry,  metabolism
Zinc / chemistry,  metabolism*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Water Pollutants, Chemical; 7440-43-9/Cadmium; 7440-66-6/Zinc; 7782-49-2/Selenium

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