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In Situ Assessment of the Paraguay River Water, in Brazilian Pantanal, by Means of Micronucleus Assay with Fish and Chemical Analysis.
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PMID:  23283532     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
The aim of this research was to assess water quality in a stretch of the Paraguay River within the Brazilian Pantanal by means of a micronucleus assay with fish, and by water and sediment physicochemical analysis. Significant increases (p >0.05) in the frequency of micronuclei (MN) and micronucleated cells (MNC) occurred in erythrocytes of Pimelodus maculatus and Leporinus friderici at two river sites in the town of Caceres relative to an upstream reference site. The results demonstrate that the Paraguay River water near Caceres has been receiving genotoxic effluents, which may be associated with the presence of chromium, sulfides, oil and grease, and/or other chemicals.
Vânia Maria Sartini Dutra Pimenta; Joaquim Manoel da Silva; Júlio César Nepomuceno; Luiz Alfredo Pavanin
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-1-3
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Title:  Bulletin of environmental contamination and toxicology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1432-0800     ISO Abbreviation:  Bull Environ Contam Toxicol     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
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Created Date:  2013-1-3     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  0046021     Medline TA:  Bull Environ Contam Toxicol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Institute of Natural and Technological Sciences, University of the State of Mato Grosso (UNEMAT), Nova Xavantina Campus, Br 158 km 635, Nova Xavantina, MT, 78690-000, Brazil.
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