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Diastereomer-specific bioaccumulation of hexabromocyclododecane (HBCD) in a coastal food web, Western Norway.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20828788     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The present study reports diastereomer-specific accumulation of HBCD from a point source in five marine species representing a typical food web in a Norwegian coastal area. Samples of mussels, polychaetes, crabs and seabird eggs were analyzed for the diastereomers α-, β- and γ-HBCD, as well as lipid content and stable isotopes of nitrogen ((15)N/(14)N) to estimate trophic level. Accumulated HBCD did not correlate well with lipid content for most of the species, thus wet-weight based concentrations were included in an assessment of biomagnification. In contrast to β- and γ-HBCD, the α-diastereomer increased significantly with trophic level, resulting in magnification factors >1 in this coastal marine ecosystem. Data for poikilotherms did not show the same positive correlation between the α-diastereomer and trophic position as homeotherms. The apparent biomagnification of the α-HBCD could be due to bioisomerization or diastereomer-specific elimination that differed between poikilotherms and homeotherms.
Marianne Haukås; Ketil Hylland; Torgeir Nygård; John Arthur Berge; Espen Mariussen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2010-09-15
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Science of the total environment     Volume:  408     ISSN:  1879-1026     ISO Abbreviation:  Sci. Total Environ.     Publication Date:  2010 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-10-25     Completed Date:  2010-12-13     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0330500     Medline TA:  Sci Total Environ     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  5910-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright © 2010 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Norwegian Institute for Air Research, NO-2027 Kjeller, Norway.
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MeSH Terms
Anseriformes / metabolism
Atlantic Ocean
Brachyura / metabolism
Charadriiformes / metabolism
Environmental Monitoring*
Food Chain*
Hydrocarbons, Brominated / chemistry,  metabolism*
Mytilus edulis / metabolism
Polychaeta / metabolism
Water Pollutants, Chemical / chemistry,  metabolism*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Hydrocarbons, Brominated; 0/Water Pollutants, Chemical; 25637-99-4/hexabromocyclododecane

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