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Biomonitoring of Inland and Inshore Waters with Use of Dreissena Polymorpha Mussels


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The pollution of water that is used for consumption and in agricultural holdings contributes to an increased mortality rate, inhibition of growth and physiological functions, changes in the DNA (genotoxicity), changes within tissues (cytotoxicity) and organs of individuals who are exposed to chemical components. One of the most dangerous toxin classes which have effect on animals and humans who come into contact with contaminated water is the class of cyanobacterial toxins released by dying cyanobacteria. They contribute to very serious health conditions and also to fatalities. Toxins of this type are relatively difficult to detect on account of their seasonal changeability in blooming. One of the most effective methods of detecting water contamination automatically and continuously is biomonitoring with the use of Dreissena polymorpha mussels.









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  • Bionitec Sp. z o.o., ul. Gagarina 5 87-100 Toruń
  • Bionitec Sp. z o.o., 87-100 Toruń
  • The Department of Biology and Environment Protection of Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń, Poland
  • The NCU Centre for Technology Transfer, Toruń, Poland


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