Animal biomarkers as pollution indicators / David Peakall ; with a contribution on inmunotoxicology by Michel Fournier

By: Peakall, David BContributor(s): Fournier, Michel, (, 1954-) []Material type: TextTextSeries: Chapman & Hall Ecotoxicology series ; 1Publication details: London [etc.] : Chapman & Hall, 1992 Edition: 1st edDescription: 320 p; XXI, 291 p. ; 24 cmISBN: 0-412-40200-9Subject(s): Tecnología medioambiental -- Ecología general | Indicadores biológicos | Contaminación | Toxicología ambientalSummary: Using an approach similar to that used in human medicine to assess the health of individuals or groups, this book is a critical examination of the use of biomarkers (the physiological or biochemical changes caused by chemicals) to indicate the state of health of wildlife. The systematic use of appropiate biomarkers is argued to be an important and rational approach to pollution problems. CONTENIDO: Series foreword; Preface; Scope and limitations of classical hazard assessment. Biomarkers of the nervous system. Biomarkers of the reproductive system. Studies on genetic material. Mixed function oxidases. Thyroid function, retinols, haem and regulatory enzymes. Behavioural effects. Immunotoxicological effects. The use of animals in wildlife toxicology. The role of biomarkers in environmental assessment. References. Appendix 1: List of abbreviations. Appendix 2: Latin names of species refered to in text. Index
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Using an approach similar to that used in human medicine to assess the health of individuals or groups, this book is a critical examination of the use of biomarkers (the physiological or biochemical changes caused by chemicals) to indicate the state of health of wildlife. The systematic use of appropiate biomarkers is argued to be an important and rational approach to pollution problems. CONTENIDO: Series foreword; Preface; Scope and limitations of classical hazard assessment. Biomarkers of the nervous system. Biomarkers of the reproductive system. Studies on genetic material. Mixed function oxidases. Thyroid function, retinols, haem and regulatory enzymes. Behavioural effects. Immunotoxicological effects. The use of animals in wildlife toxicology. The role of biomarkers in environmental assessment. References. Appendix 1: List of abbreviations. Appendix 2: Latin names of species refered to in text. Index

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