Ecology, Environment and Conservation
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Research reports from H.I. Falfushynska and co-authors provide new insights into ecotoxicology
December 12th, 2008
According to recent research from Ukraine, "The aim of this study was to elucidate the seasonal and spatial regularity of the properties of metallothioneins (MTs) from the liver and kidney of the frog Rana ridibunda in rural (R) and urban (U) sites in Western Ukraine. This allowed examination of their possibility use in biomonitoring of environmental quality."
"The positive correlation for Zn and negative correlation for Cu were reflected between their content in the liver and MTs. The content of MTs was higher in summer compared to other seasons and also at the U site compare to the R site. MTs had been comprised of two chromatographic forms (MT-1 and MT-2/MT-2a), with...
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Source: Ecology, Environment and Conservation (2008-12-12)