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Trophic interactions between the toxic dinoflagellate Alexandrium catenella and Mytilus chilensis: feeding and digestive behaviour to long-term exposure.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18394727     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Trophic interactions between Mytilus chilensis and the toxic dinoflagellate Alexandrium catenella were studied over a 21-day period to determine the absorption kinetics of biochemical components and the enzymatic activity of the digestive gland (i.e. amylase, cellulase complex, laminarinase and protease). For the duration of the experiment, logarithmic relationships were established for the assimilatory balance and carbohydrase activities (amylase, laminarinase and cellulase) of the mussels fed with a toxic diet. The study shows that M. chilensis was able to develop mechanisms which allow exploitation of the toxic microalgae as a food source, despite that its feeding and digestive processes were affected during the first days of contamination.
M J Fernández-Reiriz; J M Navarro; A M Contreras; U Labarta
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2008-02-23
Journal Detail:
Title:  Aquatic toxicology (Amsterdam, Netherlands)     Volume:  87     ISSN:  0166-445X     ISO Abbreviation:  Aquat. Toxicol.     Publication Date:  2008 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-04-28     Completed Date:  2008-07-15     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8500246     Medline TA:  Aquat Toxicol     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  245-51     Citation Subset:  IM    
Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, Instituto de Investigaciones Marinas, Eduardo Cabello 6, 36208 Vigo, Spain.
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MeSH Terms
Adaptation, Physiological
Amylases / metabolism
Carbohydrate Metabolism
Cellulases / metabolism
Digestive System / metabolism*
Environmental Exposure
Feeding Behavior*
Food Chain
Lipid Metabolism
Mytilus / physiology*
Proteins / metabolism
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Proteins; EC 3.2.1.-/Amylases; EC 3.2.1.-/Cellulases

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