Les marqueurs biologiques des effets de polluants : l'acétylcholinestérase

by Gilles Bocquené (writer), François Galgani (writer)
december 2004
160 x 240 format 28 pages In stock
10,10 €

Strategies to monitor the quality of the coastal environment are a topical issue, for both ecological and socio-economic reasons. This booklet deals with measuring acetylcholinesterasic activity in various marine species and its inhibition as a biomarker of neurotoxic effects of certain families of contaminants, especially pesticides. Using it for environmental diagnoses requires both thorough knowledge of the enzyme's kinetics and its natural variability, as well as strict characterisation of the conditions for extraction, sample storage and measuring the activity. These aspects are described in detail. The method to measure acetylcholinesterase activity described in this document was published by ICES (International Council for the Exploration of the Sea) in 1997. It is a benchmark method in the field.

Language(s): French

Publisher: Ifremer

Co-publisher: MEDD

Edition: 1st edition

Collection: Méthodes d'analyse en milieu marin

Published: 1 december 2004

Reference Booklet: MA0403

EAN13 Booklet: 9782844331373

Format (in mm) Booklet: 160 x 240

Pages count Booklet: 28

Weight (in grammes): 85 (Booklet)