Mechanisms of metal uptake. The interactions between living organisms and metals in intertidal and subtidal sediments. Microorganisms and the biogeochemical cycling of metals in aquatic environments. Metal accumulation and impacts in phytoplankton. Mercury in aquatic ecosystems. Arsnic metabolism in aquatic ecosystems. Determinants of trace metal concentrations in marine organisms. Metal handling strategies in molluscs. Phylogeny of trace metal accumulation and toxicity in fish. Influence of ecological factors on accumulation of metal mixtures. Metals and marine food chains. Metal accumulation and detoxification in humans.
Metal Metabolism in Aquatic Environments is a synthesis of recent developments in the field of metal ecotoxicology and features a number of contemporary issues arising from the interaction of metals and biota, such as pathways of assimilation and food chain transfer, metal accumulation and detoxification in humans and biotransformation of elements such as mercury and arsenic.
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