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Sequencing of the metallothionein gene using the RT-PCR (reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction) method in the Antarctic fish Pagothenia borchgrevinki to determine the exposure of Antarctic fish to heavy metals
Entry ID: K014_1997_1999_NZ_1

Abstract: The development and application of a new molecular approach for quantifying the exposure of Antarctic fish to heavy metals was tested. The approach uses quantitative RT-PCR (reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction) to measure the extent of induction of the metallothionein gene which is sensitive to the presence of environmental metals such as cadmium and copper. The Antarctic fish species ... 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: 1997-12-01
Stop Date: 1997-12-09
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Evans, CW, Wilson, DA and Mills, GN (2001): Quantitative competitive RT-PCR as a tool in biomarker analysis. Biomarkers 6: 7-14.
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DIF Creation Date: 2008-10-17
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