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Immune response of greenback flounder Rhombosolea tapirina after exposure to contaminated marine sediment and diet

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Mondon, JA and Duda, SE and Nowak, BF, Immune response of greenback flounder Rhombosolea tapirina after exposure to contaminated marine sediment and diet, Marine Environmental Research, 50, (1-5) pp. 443-450. ISSN 0141-1136 (2000) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1016/S0141-1136(00)00253-1

Abstract

Non-specific immune response of greenback flounder, Rhombosolea tapirina, exposed to contaminated marine sediments was examined. Reference sediments from Port Sorell and contaminated sediments from Deceitful Cove, Tasmania, Australia were investigated. Hatchery-reared flounder were exposed to reference sediment, contaminated sediment or contaminated sediment and diet for 6 weeks. Phagocytic capacity and lysozyme response in flounder were examined on cessation of exposure trial. Significant differences were found in phagocytic capacity and lysozyme response between treatments. Exposure to contaminated sediment, irrespective of diet or benthic disturbance elicited inhibition of phagocytic efficiency in flounder. Disturbance of contaminated sediment stimulated lysozyme activity. The immune response in flounder indicates potential immunotoxicity of sediment from Deceitful Cove. Copyright (C) 2000 Elsevier Science Ltd.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Environmental Sciences
Research Group:Environmental Science and Management
Research Field:Environmental Impact Assessment
Objective Division:Environment
Objective Group:Ecosystem Assessment and Management
Objective Field:Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Marine Environments
Author:Mondon, JA (Dr Julie Mondon)
Author:Duda, SE (Miss Susan Duda)
Author:Nowak, BF (Professor Barbara Nowak)
ID Code:18549
Year Published:2000
Web of Science® Times Cited:14
Deposited By:TAFI - Aquaculture
Deposited On:2000-08-01
Last Modified:2011-11-21
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