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: 185

Table of Content: July 2014; 6(4)

July 2014

Pollutant mixtures as stressors of selected enzyme activities of the aquatic snail Helisoma duryi

This study involves an investigation on the effects of a pesticide, metal and a detergent as individual and mixtures on esterase and antioxidant enzyme activity of the freshwater snail Helisoma duryi. Adult snails were exposed to sublethal concentrations of copper (5 µg/L), industrial detergent, oxyfoam (15 µg/L), carbaryl (25 µg/L) as well as mixtures of these pollutants for 96 hours. Carboxylesterase...

Author(s): Norah Basopo, Langton T. Mumbamarwo, Dumisani Mnkandla and Yogeshkumar S. Naik