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Assessment of the impact of human activities on Trematomus bernacchii (a representative of the Antarctic fauna) by analysis of pollutants in bile and the amount of induction of a gene that produces a detoxifying enzyme
Entry ID: K014_1996_1997_NZ_1

Abstract: The impact of human activities in Antarctica on the local fauna was investigated by developing and applying biochemical and molecular genetic techniques to the assessment of the impact of by-products of human activities on a single fish species Trematomus bernacchii. Individual fish were collected from two sites; Winterquarters Bay next to McMurdo Station and Backdoor Bay, Cape Royds next to a ... View entire text
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  N: -77.57   S: -77.57   E: 166.2   W: 166.2
  N: -77.85   S: -77.85   E: 166.67   W: 166.67

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Start Date: 1996-11-12
Stop Date: 1996-12-08
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Miller, H. Cytochrome p4501A induction in the Antarctic fish Trematomus bernacchi. M.Sc., University of Auckland, 1997.

Miller, HC, Mills, GN, Bembo, DG, Macdonald, JA & Evans, CW (1999): Induction of cytochrome p450 1A (CYP1A) in Trematomus bernacchii as an indicator of environmental pollution in Antarctica: assessment by quantitative RT-PCR. Aquatic Toxicol 44: 183-193.
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DIF Creation Date: 2008-10-17
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-01-27

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