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Sandhopper Talitrus saltator (Montagu) as a Bioindicator of Contamination by Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons.
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PMID:  23014635     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
This study evaluates the use of the sandhopper Talitrus saltator as a bioindicator of PAHs contamination of the supralittoral zone of sandy beaches. Adult amphipods were collected at eight localities on the Tuscany shore in summer. Concentrations of 16 PAHs indicated as priority pollutants by the Environmental Protection Agency were determined. T. saltator is able to accumulate PAHs (total PAHs ranging from 0.75 to 62.1 ng g(-1)), with concentrations generally greater than in the sand (total PAHs ranging from 0.04 to 38 ng g(-1)). In particular, it accumulates Phe, Cry, and BbF. Preliminary laboratory tests indicate food as a possible route of PAHs intake by sandhoppers. Despite the need of further studies to clarify the variability of the PAH concentrations found in the substrata and in sandhoppers, T. saltator could be used as a bioindicator of PAHs contamination of the supralittoral zone of sandy shores.
Alberto Ugolini; Guido Perra; Silvano Focardi; Silvia Somigli; Tania Martellini; Alessandra Cincinelli
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-9-27
Journal Detail:
Title:  Bulletin of environmental contamination and toxicology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1432-0800     ISO Abbreviation:  Bull Environ Contam Toxicol     Publication Date:  2012 Sep 
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Created Date:  2012-9-27     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:  -    
Dipartimento di Biologia Evoluzionistica, Università di Firenze, Via Romana 17, 50125, Florence, Italy,
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