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Biomarkers and bioindicators of the health condition of Ameca splendens and Goodea atripinnis (Pisces: Goodeaidae) in the Ameca River, Mexico.
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PMID:  17258319     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Pollution of water bodies causes stress on organisms inhabiting them. Determination of biomarkers and bioindicators on fish populations reflects whether they are subject to stress. We assessed two populations of Ameca splendens and Goodea atripinnis in a reference site (spring "El Rincon") and De La Vega reservoir, which receives wastewater of a sugar industry, on Ameca River course. We analyzed level of lipid peroxidation and enzymatic activities of gamma-glutamyl-transpeptidase, acetylcholinesterase and ethoxyresorufin-O-deethylase as biomarkers; we also studied age classes and various body indexes. Environmental factors were recorded and a water quality index was assessed. Water quality was better in the spring than in the reservoir. Organisms inhabiting the reservoir presented higher oxidative stress by the lipid peroxidation levels, and neurotoxic impacts by the acetylcholinesterase and some detoxification mechanisms were evident by the gamma-glutamyl-transpeptidase and ethoxyresorufin-O-deethylase activities. Integrated Biomarker Response demonstrate that De La Vega reservoir is a more stressing place to organisms living there, particularly for A. splendens. In both species, males were more affected than females. Condition and reproductive parameters in reservoir showed evidences of physiological changes due to xenobiotics exposure and suggest a tactic of the organisms to survive in this site. Both biomarkers and body indexes revealed that A. splendens is a more sensitive species than G. atripinnis to environmental stress.
Ricardo Tejeda-Vera; Eugenia López-López; Jacinto Elias Sedeño-Díaz
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2007-01-25
Journal Detail:
Title:  Environment international     Volume:  33     ISSN:  0160-4120     ISO Abbreviation:  Environ Int     Publication Date:  2007 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-04-09     Completed Date:  2007-06-14     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7807270     Medline TA:  Environ Int     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  521-31     Citation Subset:  IM    
Laboratorio de Ictiología y Limnología, Departamento de Zoología, Escuela Nacional de Ciencias Biológicas, Instituto Politécnico Nacional - Prol. De Carpio y Plan de Ayala s/n, Col. Santo Tomas, Deleg. Miguel Hidalgo, C.P. 11340, México D.F., MEXICO.
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MeSH Terms
Biological Markers / metabolism*
Cytochrome P-450 CYP1A1 / metabolism
Environmental Monitoring / methods*
Fishes / physiology*
Lipid Peroxidation
gamma-Glutamyltransferase / metabolism
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Biological Markers; EC P-450 CYP1A1; EC

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