Journal of
Environmental Chemistry and Ecotoxicology

  • Abbreviation: J. Environ. Chem. Ecotoxicol.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-226X
  • DOI: 10.5897/JECE
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 184

Table of Content: 2 February, 2012; 4(3)

February 2012

Phenoloxidases activity in root system and their importance in the phytoremediation of organic contaminants

  Plants have evolved complex defense mechanisms in response to xenobiotics, and gain the concept of the ‘‘green liver” by analogy with the detoxication role of the liver in animal organisms and present other detoxication mechanisms; particularly the xenobiotic oxidation by plant roots. This review focused on two kinds of oxido-reductase enzymes: peroxidases and laccases, regarding their...

Author(s): Angélica Rodríguez Dorantes and Leonor Angélica Guerrero Zúñiga

February 2012

Characterization of the aquifer system in the northern Sinai peninsula, Egypt

  Northern Sinai has received great attention with respect to future agricultural development, especially after initiation of El Salam canal, as a source of irrigation. The research aim is to highlight on the nature and potentiality of the Quaternary aquifer in the northern Sinai. To achieve this target, a 256 groundwater samples were collected and analyzed chemically with respect to major ions, SiO2, B3+,...

Author(s): Mohamed ElKashouty, Magdy Hosney ELSayed, Yehia El Godamy, Mohamed Gad and Morquesd Mansour

February 2012

Haematological, biological and behavioural changes in Oreochromis niloticus (Linne 1757) juveniles exposed to Paraquat herbicide

  The Nile Tilapia, Oreochromis niloticus was exposed to Paraquat for 24 h so as to monitor its effects on the fish’s haematology, and general behaviours. The haematological parameters estimated include haemoglobin, mean cell haemoglobin, mean cell haemoglobin concentration, packed cell volume, mean cell volume, erythrocyte sedimentation rate and white and red blood cell counts. The...

Author(s): Fidelis Bekeh Ada, Edet Ekpenyong and Ezekiel O. Ayotunde