Sharifi, Mozafar and Nezhad, Masoumeh Esmaeili and Zereshki, Sina (2007) Different patterns of uptake and depuration of cadmium by periphyton community and a grazer species (Physa sp.): A mesocosm evalution. Freshwater Forum, 27, pp. 15-26.
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Widespread pollution by heavy metals generated by various industries has serious adverse effects on human health and the environment. Cadmium is a heavy metal recognised as one of the most hazardous environmental pollutants. It is a non-essential and non-beneficial element to organisms, causing toxicity and other deleterious effects on various components of the aquatic environment. The ability of algal periphyton to concentrate cadmium from fresh water is well known. Moreover, periphyton communities are able to accumulate large amounts of cadmium despite its low concentration in fresh water. Many researchers use algal periphyton as an indicator of water quality in aquatic environments. In the present study, the authors ask two basic questions: Does cadmium accumulate along a food chain consisting of the periphyton community and a grazer species (Physa sp.) under semi-natural conditions provided by artificial streams? If not, which one can better indicate the water quality?
|Title:||Different patterns of uptake and depuration of cadmium by periphyton community and a grazer species (Physa sp.): A mesocosm evalution|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Freshwater Forum|
|Page Range:||pp. 15-26|
|Issuing Agency:||Freshwater Biological Association|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Periphyton; Cadmium; Rivers; Experimental research; Bioaccumulation; Chemical pollution; Iran; Kermanshah|
|Depositing User:||Hardy B Schwamm|
|Date Deposited:||14 Jan 2011 13:29|
|Last Modified:||29 Sep 2011 15:59|
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