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Sabrina M.L. Lavarías

Sabrina M.L. Lavarías
Instituto de Limnología "Dr. Raúl A. Ringuelet" La Plata, Argentina

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The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of the last generation insecticide spirotetramat (STM) on embryos and larvae of the freshwater prawn Macrobrachium borellii. Both embryos and larvae were exposed to serial dilutions of STM to determine the LC50 values. After 96-h of exposure, live larvae were fixed for histological analysis. In addi...
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The aim of this study was to evaluate the toxic effects of the pesticide cypermethrin (CYP) in the digestive gland of the apple snail, Pomacea canaliculata, analysing histological and histochemical alterations. Adult snails were exposed to sublethal CYP concentrations (10, 25, and 100 µg/L) under acute (1 day) and sub-chronic (14 days) conditions....
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The aim of this study was to evaluate the acute effects of the pyrethroid cypermethrin (CYP) and the last generation pesticide spirotetramat (STM) on the prawn Macrobrachium borellii. Initially, the 96-h LC50 was determined in adult prawns. Then, prawns were exposed to sublethal concentrations of pesticides (5% and 20% of the 96-h LC50 values) for...
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En diciembre de 2019, se produjo un nuevo brote de enfermedad por coronavirus (COVID-19) en Wuhan, China. El síndrome respiratorio agudo severo-coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2), que es el séptimo coronavirus conocido que infecta a los humanos, es altamente infeccioso y se ha expandido rápidamente en todo el mundo desde su descubrimiento. El diagnóstico d...
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The aim of the present work was to study the effect of the pyrethroid cypermethrin (CYP) on the non-target freshwater snail Chilina parchappi. Initially, the sensitivity of adult snails to CYP was evaluated via the 96-h LC50 test. Then, snails were exposed to subtethal CYP concentrations (0.1 and 10 mg/l) for 1, 4 and 10 days and the digestive glan...
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Geraniol (GOH), like other plant-derived natural bioactive compounds, has been found to possess antiproliferative properties that are essential to cope with malignant tumors. However, the mechanisms of molecular action are not fully elucidated. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of GOH on some oxidative parameters in human tumor cell...
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The present study was aimed at evaluating the effect of male presence on ovarian maturation in juvenile females and the role of potential chemical, visual and tactile cues emitted by males in that physiological process. A highly gregarious caridean shrimp with sexual dimorphism, Neocaridina davidi, was used as experimental model. We tested the hypo...
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Palaemonetes argentinus, an abundant freshwater prawn species in the northern and central region of Argentina, has been used as a bioindicator of environmental pollutants as it displays a very high sensitivity to pollutants exposure. Despite their extraordinary ecological relevance, a lack of genomic information has hindered a more thorough underst...
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To develop effective programs to monitor water quality is necessary to identify sensitive biomarkers in indicator species. The aim of this study was to evaluate different biomarkers in the apple snail Pomacea canaliculata exposed to the insecticide Cypermethrin (CYP). Adult male and female snails were exposed to sublethal CYP concentrations (10, 25...
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Pesticides are extensively used for the control of agricultural pests and disease vectors, but they also affect non-target organisms. Cypermethrin (CYP) is a synthetic pyrethroid used worldwide. Otherwise, bioinsecticides like Bacillus thuringiensis var. israelensis (Bti) have received great attention as an environmentally benign and desirable alte...
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The present study analyzes a battery of biomarkers in the water bug Belostoma elegans from a stream polluted with organic matter (OMS), and another one considered as reference site (RS) during spring-summer season (December to March). Biochemical parameters of glucidic, lipidic and oxidative metabolic pathways were analyzed in males and females of...
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Hemocyanin of the spider Polybetes pythagoricus, in addition to its typical role as an oxygen transporter, also exhibits a phenoloxidase activity induced by micellar concentrations of SDS. In the present work, we found the kinetic parameters Km and Vmax of Polybetes pythagoricus hemocyanin (PpHc) PO activity to be 0.407 mM and 0.081 µmolmin(-1) mg...
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The effect of the organophosphate fenitrothion (FS) on the non-target freshwater prawn Palaemonetes argentinus was studied. Initially, the 96-h lethal concentration (LC50) of FS was determined in adult prawns. Inhibition of cholinesterase (ChE) in the muscle and hemolymph was assessed. Then, in the hepatopancreas, the activities of superoxide dismu...
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Background: The chemical control of the Chagas disease vector Triatoma infestans is endangered by the emergence of pyrethroid resistance. An effective alternative control tool is the use of the entomopathogenic fungus Beauveria bassiana. The effect of deltamethrin on fungal growth, gene expression and enzyme activity in relation to detoxification,...
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Several agrochemicals like organophosphates are extensively used to control pests in agricultural practices but they also adversely affect non-target fauna. The effect of organophosphorous fenitrothion on the prawn Macrobrachium borellii was evaluated. The 96-h LC50 was determined. Activity of superoxide dismutase, catalase, glutathione-S-transfera...
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While invertebrates store neutral lipids as their major energy source, little is known about triacylglycerol (TAG) class composition and their differential catabolism in aquatic arthropods. This study focuses on the composition of the main energy source and its catabolism by lipase from the midgut gland (hepatopancreas) of the crustacean Macrobrach...
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The aim of the present work was to evaluate the effect of the water soluble fraction of hydrocarbons (WSF) on the antioxidant status of the freshwater prawn Macrobrachium borellii. First, seasonal variations were studied in a non-polluted area. Hepatopancreas and gills showed season-related fluctuations in catalase (CAT), glutathione-S-transferase...
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The shuttle system that mediates the transport of fatty acids across the mitochondrial membrane in invertebrates has received little attention. Carnitine O-palmitoyltransferase I (EC 2.3.1.21; CPT I) is a key component of this system that in vertebrates controls long-chain fatty acid beta-oxidation. To gain knowledge on the acyltransferases in aqua...
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The effect of the water-soluble fraction of crude oil (WSF) on lipid metabolism was studied at critical metabolic points, namely fatty acid activation, enzymes of triacylglycerol and phospholipid synthesis, and membrane (lipid packing) properties in the freshwater prawn Macrobrachium borellii. To determine the effect of the contaminant, adults and...
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Little is known about the effect of the water-soluble fraction of crude oil (WSF) on lipid metabolism in invertebrates. The effect of the WSF on the triacylglycerol (TAG) mobilization, fatty acid activation and degradation was evaluated in the decapod Macrobrachium borellii, exposing adult and eggs at different stages of development for 7 days to a...
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The effect of the water-soluble fraction (WSF) of crude oil on lipid contents, lipid classes, FA, and PC molecular species was studied in high-phospholipid (hepatopancreas) and low-phospholipid (egg) tissues of a freshwater crustacean. After a 21-d exposure to a sublethal concentration of WSF, a significant decrease in shrimp total lipids was obser...
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The effects of a water-soluble fraction of light crude oil dissolved in freshwater (WSF) on Macrobrachium borellii exposed at three life stages was evaluated. Adults, larvae (PL), and embryos were exposed to five levels of WSF for 96 h. At 48 and 72 h PL were significantly more sensitive to WSF than adults, though values for 96-h LC50 were not sign...
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Embryo morphometry and developing time from just-laid eggs until hatching were described in the palaemonid prawn, Macrobrachium borellii, using a rapid non-invasive staging method. Embryos were kept in the laboratory under controlled conditions and development divided into seven stages according to major morphological characteristics. This lecithot...
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The site of synthesis of mollusc lipoproteins is hitherto unknown and was investigated for perivitellin 2 (PV2), an egg lipoprotein found in the freshwater snail Pomacea canaliculata. Tissues (albumen gland, gonad-digestive gland complex, and muscle) from vitellogenic females were incubated in vitro with 14C-leucine at 25 degrees C for 12 hr. At th...

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