Use Of Micro-Stereology And Quantitative Cyto-Chemistry To Determine The Effects Of Crude Oil-Derived Aromatic-Hydrocarbons On Lysosomal Structure And Function In A Marine Bivalve Mollusk Mytilus-Edulis

Moore, MN; Clarke, KR. 1982 Use Of Micro-Stereology And Quantitative Cyto-Chemistry To Determine The Effects Of Crude Oil-Derived Aromatic-Hydrocarbons On Lysosomal Structure And Function In A Marine Bivalve Mollusk Mytilus-Edulis. Histochemical Journal, 14 (5). 713 - 718. 10.1007/BF01033620

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/BF01033620

Abstract/Summary

The marine bivalve mollusc,Mytilus edulis (blue mussel), is a noted accumulator of many environmental pollutants and is increasingly used for the chemical and biological assessment of environmental impact. The toxic effects of crude oil-derived aromatic hydrocarbons (30 μg/l total hydrocarbons) on the lysosomal-vacuolar system of the digestive cells have been investigated in cryostat sections of hexane-frozen digestive glands. Exposure to aromatic hydrocarbons reduced the cytochemically determined latency of lysosomal β-N-acetylhexosaminidase; lysosomal volume density and surface density increased while the numerical density decreased. Experimental exposure resulted in the formation of very large lysosomes which are believed to be largely autophagic in function and these results indicate a significant structural and functional disturbance of digestive cell lysosomes in response to hydrocarbons.

Item Type: Publication - Article
Divisions: Plymouth Marine Laboratory > Other (PML)
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Date made live: 11 Feb 2014 15:54
Last Modified: 06 Jun 2017 16:03
URI: http://plymsea.ac.uk/id/eprint/2704

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