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- Vassallo, Marilisa, et al. Show all 7 Authors
- Chemosphere 2018 v.193 pp. 1049-1057
- Chondrilla; Porifera; Western blotting; bioaccumulation; bioremediation; cadmium; coasts; copper; lead; metal tolerance; seawater; statistical analysis; tanks
- ... The study aimed to test the cadmium (Cd), copper (Cu) and lead (Pb) bioaccumulation capacity of the marine sponge Chondrilla nucula and to measure the expression of metallothioneins (MTs) by a western blotting assay to explore metal tolerance and its potential use as a bioremediator in contaminated coastal areas. C. nucula was sampled in a protected marine area in order to perform experiments on o ...