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Changes of Allozymes (GOT, EST and ME) of Perna viridis Subjected to Zinc Stress: A Laboratory Study

Yap, Chee Kong and Tan, Soon Guan (2007) Changes of Allozymes (GOT, EST and ME) of Perna viridis Subjected to Zinc Stress: A Laboratory Study. Journal of Applied Sciences, 7 (20). pp. 3111-3114. ISSN 1812-5654

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.3923/jas.2007.3111.3114

Abstract

It had been documented through electrophoretic studies that allozyme polymorphisms of bivalve populations are affected by heavy metal stress. In the present laboratory study, by using P. viridis as a test organism, the results indicated that changes in the enzymes GOT, EST and ME were due to Zn stress which are complemented by reductions of filtration rate and condition index. However, it is not yet known for sure whether the enzymes GOT, EST and ME are inducing behavioural and other changes in P. viridis. This is because of the possible subtle interactions could occur between different environmental stresses.

Item Type:Article
Keyword:Allozymes, Perna viridis, zinc stress
Faculty or Institute:Faculty of Science
Publisher:Asian Network for Scientific Information
DOI Number:10.3923/jas.2007.3111.3114
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ID Code:7391
Deposited By: Najwani Amir Sariffudin
Deposited On:21 Jun 2010 04:43
Last Modified:21 Jun 2010 04:43

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