Biochemical biomarker responses to pollution in selected sentinel organisms across the Eastern Mediterranean and the Black Sea

Handle URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10754/582687
Title:
Biochemical biomarker responses to pollution in selected sentinel organisms across the Eastern Mediterranean and the Black Sea
Authors:
Tsangaris, Catherine; Moschino, Vanessa; Strogyloudi, Evangelia; Coatu, Valentina; Ramšak, Andreja; Abu Alhaija, Rana; Carvalho, Susana ( 0000-0003-1300-1953 ) ; Felline, Serena; Kosyan, Alisa; Lazarou, Yiota; Hatzianestis, Ioannis; Oros, Andra; Tiganus, Daniela
Abstract:
Pollution effects were assessed by means of biochemical biomarkers (catalase, glutathione S-transferase and acetylcholinesterase activities, and metallothioneins content) in five species at selected coastal sites across the Eastern Mediterranean and the Black Sea. The mussel Mytilus galloprovincialis, a well-established sentinel species, was investigated in the Adriatic Sea, Aegean Sea, and Black Sea. The mussel Brachidontes pharaonis and the striped red mullet Mullus surmuletus were used in the Levantine Sea where M. galloprovincialis is not present. The white seabream Diplodus sargus sargus and the gastropod Rapana venosa were additionally sampled in the Adriatic and the Black Sea, respectively. Mussels showed catalase, glutathione S-transferase, and acetylcholinesterase responses to pollution in most geographical areas while the response of metallothioneins was restricted to a few sites. R. venosa showed marked responses of catalase and metallothioneins whereas both fish species did not generally exhibit variations in biomarker values among sites. The approach based on the reference deviation concept using the “Integrated Biological Responses version 2” index was useful for the interpretation of overall biomarker responses.
KAUST Department:
Red Sea Research Center (RSRC)
Citation:
Biochemical biomarker responses to pollution in selected sentinel organisms across the Eastern Mediterranean and the Black Sea 2015 Environmental Science and Pollution Research
Publisher:
Springer Science + Business Media
Journal:
Environmental Science and Pollution Research
Issue Date:
23-Sep-2015
DOI:
10.1007/s11356-015-5410-x
Type:
Article
ISSN:
0944-1344; 1614-7499
Additional Links:
http://link.springer.com/10.1007/s11356-015-5410-x
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Articles; Red Sea Research Center (RSRC)

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dc.contributor.authorTsangaris, Catherineen
dc.contributor.authorMoschino, Vanessaen
dc.contributor.authorStrogyloudi, Evangeliaen
dc.contributor.authorCoatu, Valentinaen
dc.contributor.authorRamšak, Andrejaen
dc.contributor.authorAbu Alhaija, Ranaen
dc.contributor.authorCarvalho, Susanaen
dc.contributor.authorFelline, Serenaen
dc.contributor.authorKosyan, Alisaen
dc.contributor.authorLazarou, Yiotaen
dc.contributor.authorHatzianestis, Ioannisen
dc.contributor.authorOros, Andraen
dc.contributor.authorTiganus, Danielaen
dc.date.accessioned2015-11-25T13:23:35Zen
dc.date.available2015-11-25T13:23:35Zen
dc.date.issued2015-09-23en
dc.identifier.citationBiochemical biomarker responses to pollution in selected sentinel organisms across the Eastern Mediterranean and the Black Sea 2015 Environmental Science and Pollution Researchen
dc.identifier.issn0944-1344en
dc.identifier.issn1614-7499en
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s11356-015-5410-xen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/582687en
dc.description.abstractPollution effects were assessed by means of biochemical biomarkers (catalase, glutathione S-transferase and acetylcholinesterase activities, and metallothioneins content) in five species at selected coastal sites across the Eastern Mediterranean and the Black Sea. The mussel Mytilus galloprovincialis, a well-established sentinel species, was investigated in the Adriatic Sea, Aegean Sea, and Black Sea. The mussel Brachidontes pharaonis and the striped red mullet Mullus surmuletus were used in the Levantine Sea where M. galloprovincialis is not present. The white seabream Diplodus sargus sargus and the gastropod Rapana venosa were additionally sampled in the Adriatic and the Black Sea, respectively. Mussels showed catalase, glutathione S-transferase, and acetylcholinesterase responses to pollution in most geographical areas while the response of metallothioneins was restricted to a few sites. R. venosa showed marked responses of catalase and metallothioneins whereas both fish species did not generally exhibit variations in biomarker values among sites. The approach based on the reference deviation concept using the “Integrated Biological Responses version 2” index was useful for the interpretation of overall biomarker responses.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherSpringer Science + Business Mediaen
dc.relation.urlhttp://link.springer.com/10.1007/s11356-015-5410-xen
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Environmental Science and Pollution Research. The final publication is available at Springer via http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11356-015-5410-xen
dc.subjectPollution effectsen
dc.subjectBiomarkersen
dc.subjectAcetylcholinesteraseen
dc.subjectCatalaseen
dc.subjectGlutathione S-transferaseen
dc.subjectMetallothioneinsen
dc.subjectEastern Mediterranean Seaen
dc.subjectBlack Seaen
dc.titleBiochemical biomarker responses to pollution in selected sentinel organisms across the Eastern Mediterranean and the Black Seaen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentRed Sea Research Center (RSRC)en
dc.identifier.journalEnvironmental Science and Pollution Researchen
dc.eprint.versionPost-printen
dc.contributor.institutionInstitute of Oceanography, Hellenic Center for Marine Research, 46.7 km, Athinon-Souniou Ave., P.O. Box 712, 19013, Anavyssos, Greeceen
dc.contributor.institutionInstitute of Marine Sciences—ISMAR-CNR, Arsenale, Castello 2737f, 30122, Venezia, Italyen
dc.contributor.institutionNational Institute for Marine Research and Development “Grigore Antipa”, Bvd. Mamaia 300, 900581, Constanta 3, Romaniaen
dc.contributor.institutionNational Institute of Biology, Marine Biology Station, Fornače 41, 6330, Piran, Sloveniaen
dc.contributor.institutionEnergy, Environment and Water Research Center (EEWRC), The Cyprus Institute, 20 Konstantinou Kavafi, 2121 Aglanzia, P.O. Box 27456, 1645, Nicosia, Cyprusen
dc.contributor.institutionLaboratory of Zoology and Marine Biology, Department of Biological and Environmental Science and Technologies, University of Salento, Provincial road Lecce-Monteroni, 73100, Lecce, Italyen
dc.contributor.institutionLaboratory of Ecology and Morphology of Marine Invertebrates, A. N. Severtsov Institute of Ecology and Evolution, Russian Academy of Sciences, Leninsky prospect 33, 119071, Moscow, Russiaen
dc.contributor.institutionOceanography Centre, University of Cyprus, P.O. Box 20537, 1678, Nicosia, Cyprusen
dc.contributor.affiliationKing Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)en
kaust.authorCarvalho, Susanaen
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