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Mollusk shell alterations resulting from coastal contamination and other environmental factors

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Yokota Harayashiki, Cyntia Ayumi [1] ; Marquez, Federico [2, 3] ; Cariou, Elsa [4] ; Castro, Italo Braga [1]
Número total de Autores: 4
Afiliação do(s) autor(es):
[1] Univ Fed Sao Paulo UNIFESP, Dept Ciencias Mar, Rua Carvalho Mendonca 144, BR-11070100 Santos, SP - Brazil
[2] LARBIM IBIOMAR CCT CONICET CENPAT, CENPAT, Bvd Brown 2915, U9120ACV, Puerto Madryn, Chubut - Argentina
[3] Univ Nacl Patagonia San Juan Bosco UNPSJB, Fac Ciencias Nat, Bvd Brown 3051, U9120ACV, Puerto Madryn, Chubut - Argentina
[4] Univ Nantes, Observ Universe Sci Nantes Atlantique, Campus Lombarderie, 2 Rue Houssiniere, F-44322 Nantes - France
Número total de Afiliações: 4
Tipo de documento: Artigo Científico
Fonte: Environmental Pollution; v. 265, n. B OCT 2020.
Citações Web of Science: 0

Effects of contamination on aquatic organisms have been investigated and employed as biomarkers in environmental quality assessment for years. A commonly referenced aquatic organism, mollusks represent a group of major interest in toxicological studies. Both gastropods and bivalves have external mineral shells that protects their soft tissue from predation and desiccation. These structures are composed of an organic matrix and an inorganic matrix, both of which are affected by environmental changes, including exposure to hazardous chemicals. This literature review evaluates studies that propose mollusk shell alterations as biomarkers of aquatic system quality. The studies included herein show that changes to natural variables such as salinity, temperature, food availability, hydrodynamics, desiccation, predatory pressure, and substrate type may influence the form, structure, and composition of mollusk shells. However, in the spatial and temporal studies performed in coastal waters around the world, shells of organisms sampled from multi-impacted areas were found to differ in the form and composition of both organic and inorganic matrices relative to shells from less contaminated areas. Though these findings are useful, the toxicological studies were often performed in the field and were not able to attribute shell alterations to a specific molecule. It is known that the organic matrix of shells regulates the biomineralization process; proteomic analyses of shells may therefore elucidate how different contaminants affect shell biomineralization. Further research using approaches that allow a clearer distinction between shell alterations caused by natural variations and those caused by anthropogenic influence, as well as studies to identify which molecule is responsible for such alterations or to determine the ecological implications of shell alterations, are needed before any responses can be applied universally. (C) 2020 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. (AU)

Processo FAPESP: 15/25063-0 - Alterações em conchas de Lottia subrugosa como possível biomarcador para áreas costeiras multi-impactadas
Beneficiário:Ítalo Braga de Castro
Linha de fomento: Auxílio à Pesquisa - Regular
Processo FAPESP: 16/50409-0 - Shell alterations in gastropod mollusks as putative biomarker for multi-impacted coasted areas
Beneficiário:Ítalo Braga de Castro
Linha de fomento: Auxílio à Pesquisa - Regular
Processo FAPESP: 18/08015-0 - Alterações estruturais de conchas e respostas bioquímicas em lapas como biomarcadores de contaminação ambiental
Beneficiário:Cyntia Ayumi Yokota Harayashiki
Linha de fomento: Bolsas no Brasil - Pós-Doutorado