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Title: Interactions between cadmium and selected life cycle stages of Bothriocephalus acheilognathi (Cestoda pseudophyllidea)
Author: Khalil, Mona Fathi
ISNI:       0000 0004 2672 834X
Awarding Body: Keele University
Current Institution: Keele University
Date of Award: 2009
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Over recent years it has been established that pollutants can have a significant impact on lost-parasite systems in water so much so that it has been proposed that parasite fauna may be a usefiil parameter to monitor water quality. Surprisingly, with perhaps the exception of trematodes, detailed observations on the interaction between other helminths and pollutants, such as heavy metals, are lacking. In this study eggs and coracidia of the carp tapeworm, BothriocepJialus acheilognathi were exposed to a range of cadmium concentrations (0.1-10,000μg/l). Results indicated that the egg is highly resistant to Cd pollution, hi contrast, the activity of the liberated coracidium is significantly decreased after Ih exposure to cadmium at 10 & 100μg/l.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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