Marine Environmental Research 01/1989; 28(1-4):147-147. DOI:10.1016/0141-1136(89)90207-9 · 2.33 Impact Factor
Marine Environmental Research 01/1988; 24:101-104. DOI:10.1016/0141-1136(88)90263-2 · 2.33 Impact Factor
The rate of dieldrin accumulation by Sphaerium corneum was determined in the field and under controlled conditions in the laboratory. The methods gave comparable results and it was established that Sphaerium attained an equilibrium concentration of dieldrin in its tissues in a short time period and exhibited a bioaccumulation factor of 1000. The rate of dieldrin accumulation by direct uptake from dieldrin in solution was compared to the rate obtained for indirect uptake from dieldrin adsorbed onto particulate material. The primary route of dieldrin uptake into Sphaerium was shown to be by direct partitioning of residues into lipoidal tissues from water. The effect of temperature on the rate of accumulation was also studied. The rate of accumulation increased with temperature in the range 5 degrees C to 20 degrees C. The frequency of gill cilia beat in relation to accumulation rate was studied in this temperature range and a correlation is shown.
Environmental Pollution 02/1987; 43(1):3-13. DOI:10.1016/0269-7491(87)90163-1 · 3.90 Impact Factor
Marine Environmental Research 01/1985; 17(2-4):310-310. DOI:10.1016/0141-1136(85)90121-7 · 2.33 Impact Factor