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Physiological response of juvenile striped bass, Morone saxatilis, to low levels of cadmium and mercury
Dawson, M.A.; Gould, E.; Thurberg, F.P.; Calabrese, A. (1977). Physiological response of juvenile striped bass, Morone saxatilis, to low levels of cadmium and mercury. Chesapeake Science 18(4): 353-359
In: Chesapeake Science. Chesapeake Biological Laboratory: Solomons, Md.. ISSN 0009-3262, more
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Keywords
    Cadmium; Enzymes; Heavy metals; Mercury; Physiology; Pollution effects; Morone saxatilis (Walbaum, 1792) [WoRMS]; Brackish water

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  • Dawson, M.A.
  • Gould, E.
  • Thurberg, F.P.
  • Calabrese, A.

Abstract
    Juvenile striped bass, M. saxatilis, were exposed to 0 . 5, 2 . 5, and 5 . 0 ppb cadmium as cadmium chloride for 30-90 days and to 1 . 0, 5 . 0, and 10 . 0 ppb mercury as mercuric chloride for 30-120 days. Following the longest exposure to each metal, the fish were allowed to recover for 30 days in running seawater. Gill-tissue respiration, glucose-6-phosphatase, malic enzyme, aspartate aminotransferase, and magnesium activation of AAT were measured. Animals exposed to either metal exhibited changes in gill-tissue respiration. There was no significant difference in enzyme activity during exposure to either metal; however, fish cleared for 30 days following exposure to cadmium exhibited a slight drop in liver AAT and G6PdH.

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