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- Kanerva, M., et al. Show all 4 Authors
- Oecologia 2014 v.175 no.3 pp. 811-823
- Chiroptera; Hippoboscidae; Streblidae; antioxidant activity; antioxidants; autumn; ectoparasites; enzyme activity; enzymes; immune response; interspecific variation; life history; metabolism; mites; parasite load; reactive oxygen species
- ... Harmful reactive oxygen species (ROS) produced during metabolism and immune responses are neutralized in part by a powerful enzymatic antioxidant system. Inter-species variability in the baseline activity of antioxidant enzymes may be explained by a variety of life history traits. For instance, ectoparasites can elicit repeated immune responses, thus increasing the production of reactive oxygen sp ...
- Kanerva, M., et al. Show all 9 Authors
- Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology, Part C 2013 v.157 pp. 298-305
- Chironomidae; Myotis; acute toxicity; body condition; complement; dibutyltin; enzyme activity; erythrocytes; food webs; fur; immune response; longevity; marine sediments; metabolites; physiology; population; predators; reactive oxygen species; terrestrial ecosystems; tin; toxins; tributyltin
- ... The acute toxicity of organic tin compounds (OTCs) has been studied in detail. However, due to their complex nature, very little is known about species-specific methods of accumulation and consequences for food-webs. Chironomids, on which e.g. Daubenton's bats feed, may act as vectors for the transport of organic tin compounds from aquatic to terrestrial ecosystems. Bats are prone to environmental ...