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Title: Physiological and biochemical responses to cadmium exposure in Fucus serratus (Phaeophyceae)
Author: Lee, Soon Jeong
ISNI:       0000 0004 2669 5971
Awarding Body: University of Plymouth
Current Institution: University of Plymouth
Date of Award: 2009
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Marine macroalgae can accumulate metals from the surrounding waters. But their responses to metals, especially non-essential metals like cadmium, are not well known and require further investigation. Therefore, the effects of cadmium exposure on the physiology and biochemistry of Fucus serratus collected from metal-contaminated (Restronguet Point) and clean (Bantham Quay) habitats were investigated. Therefore F. serratus demonstrates strong cadmium tolerance to cadmium exposure resulting from the production of antioxidative enzymes, glutathione and phytochelatine.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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