Biomarkers in Marine Organisms
A Practical Approach
- Ph. Garrigues, Laboratoire de Physico-et-Toxichimie des Systèmes Naturels (LPTC), Université de Bordeaux I, UMR 5472 CNRS, 351, Cours de la Libération, 33405 Talence Cedex, France
- H. Barth, European Commission, DGXII, Rue de la Loi 200, B-1049 Brussels, Belgium
- C.H. Walker, Ecotoxicology Research Group, School of Animal and Microbial Sciences, The University of Reading, Whiteknights, Reading RG6 2AJ, UK
- J.-F. Narbonne, Laboratoire de Physico-et-Toxichimie des Systèmes Naturels (LPTC), Université de Bordeaux I, UMR 5472 CNRS, 351, Cours de la Libération, 33405 Talence Cedex, France
Many previous studies and books have been dedicated to fundamental and developmental aspects of biomarkers. The purpose of this book is to provide, through various case studies, an overview of the practical use of biological markers in marine animals to evaluate the health effects of environmental contamination in marine ecosystems.
More precisely, the book presents the results obtained during the development and application of biological markers as indicators of exposure/effect to toxic chemicals in marine environments, using diverse sentinel species such as fish, bivalves and crustaceans. An important aspect is also the publication of technical annexes that describe in detail the experimental procedures developed for both chemical and biochemical measurement.
For environmental chemists and toxicologists. Also, for scientists in governmental agencies who have responsibilities at both the national and international level.