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Short-term effects of two silver salts on tissue respiration and enzyme activity in the cunner (Tautogolabrus adspersus)
Gould, E.; MacInnes, J.R. (1977). Short-term effects of two silver salts on tissue respiration and enzyme activity in the cunner (Tautogolabrus adspersus). Bull. Environ. Contam. Toxicol. 18(4): 401-408
In: Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology. Springer: New York, NY. ISSN 0007-4861, more
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Keywords
    Pollution effects; Silver; Tautogolabrus adspersus (Walbaum, 1792) [WoRMS]; Marine

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  • Gould, E.
  • MacInnes, J.R.

Abstract
    Some effects of a 96h exposure of cunners (Tautogolabrus adspersus) to silver either as the nirate or as the acetate were examined. The aim was to determine whether one salt might be considered more toxic than the other, as measured by a common physiological parameter, gill-tissue respiration, and by enzyme activity in liver and skeletal muscle. Whether these different criteria of metabolic stress would lead to similar conclusions regarding the relative toxicities of these 2 salts was also investigated. Short-term exposure to 0 . 5 ppm silver as either nitrate or acetate causes respiratory distress in the cunner. Activities of 2 liver enzymes indicate that the nitrate salt induces a slightly higher metabolic stress than does the acetate.

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