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Title
Pb uptake by the marine mussel **Mytilus** sp. interactions with dissolved organic matter
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Abstract
It is well known that dissolved organic matter binds metal ions and buffers them in natural waters. Although it is believed that a decrease in metal ion concentration should lead to a decrease in metal bioavailability, previous work has shown that Pb uptake by Mytilus edulis gills is greatly enhanced in the presence of humic acids. In the present work, the effect of more soluble organic matter (fulvic acids and DOM extracted from river) on Pb uptake by mussels and their gills is studied. Pb complexation by these organic substances was measured by anodic stripping voltammetry (ASV) and it is proven that Pb uptake by mussel gills in the presence of fulvic acids can be successfully predicted according to ASV-labile Pb concentrations. However, Pb uptake by whole mussels in the presence of river DOM is slightly higher than predicted on the basis of ASV measurements. The possible reasons leading to different effects of DOM on Pb uptake by mussels are discussed according to physicochemical properties of DOM.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Aquatic toxicology. - Amsterdam
Publication
Amsterdam : 2011
ISSN
0166-445X
Volume/pages
102:1/2(2011), p. 48-57
ISI
000289743700007
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Last edited 21.06.2017
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