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Preliminary development of tissue Toxicity Identification Evaluation (TIE) techniques - AE1042

Summary Objective
Utilising previously funded research by Defra and the blue mussel (Mytilus edulis) as an indicator species, assess the contaminant burden of tissues through a bioassay fractionation technique in order to isolate toxic compounds including oestrogens, androgens and aryl hydrocarbons. The project will evaluate whether the approach can be used to identify environmental substances that can be demonstrated to be toxic and bioaccumulative.

Key Customer Purpose
To support Defra's objective on protection of the marine environment. The Research will aid the development of tools for identification of substances of concern in the marine environment. Outputs will complement the results of the National Marine Monitoring programme and decision making under FEPA and OSPAR.
Project Documents
• Final Report : Development of Tissue Toxicity Identification Evaluation (TIE) Techniques   (163k)
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2002

To: 2003

Cost: £40,754
Contractor / Funded Organisations
Biotech-non GM              
Fields of Study
Environmental Protection - Marine