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Links between biomarkers of PAH exposure in flounder and susceptability to disease - AE1125

Summary Objectives:-
Under laboratory conditions, expose flounders to sediments contaminated with two organic pollutants and assess changes in growth, biochemistry and immunology to establish the threshold concentration when these chemicals are likely to cause fish disease.

Key Customer Purpose:-
Assist DEFRA in providing authoritative advice on the interpretation of fish disease surveys in the vicinity of organically contaminated marine areas including disposal sites. Provide quality assurance for the use of biomarker and fish pathological techniques in national and international monitoring programmes.
Project Documents
• Final Report : Links between biomarkers of PAH-exposure in flounder, and susceptibility to disease   (2858k)
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 1998

To: 2001

Cost: £649,470
Contractor / Funded Organisations
Environmental Protection              
Marine conservation              
Nature conservation              
Fields of Study
Environmental Protection - Marine