The effects of exposure to heavy metals were analyzed in the intact and regenerating planarian Dugesia etrusca. Al 3+ and Cr 3+ were lethal at 1.5 mM concentration. Intact specimens, treated with Al at lower concentrations, exhibited a variety of sublethal responses; Al was significantly more toxic than Cr. Alterations in the cephalic regeneration of decapitated planarians were observed with both metals. Cd 2+ was tested at concentrations ranging from 0.18 micromolar to 18 micromolar. Until 1.8 micromolar, this metal did not produce any detectable sublethal responses in intact planarians, whereas higher concentrations were lethal. Sublethal Cd concentrations did not show any visible effect on cephalic regeneration.
|Autori interni:||DERI, PAOLO|
|Autori:||CALEVRO F; FILIPPI C.; DERI P; ALBERTOSI C.; BATISTONI R.|
|Titolo:||Toxic effects of aluminium, chromium and cadmium in intact and regenerating planarians|
|Anno del prodotto:||1998|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1016/S0045-6535(98)00081-2|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|