Sensitivity of Bleak (Alburnus alburnus) in Detection of the Wastewater Related Pressure in Large Lowland Rivers
Authors:Jovanović Marić, Jovana
Đorđević, Jelena Z.
Kostić-Vuković, Jovana M.
Sunjog, Karolina Z.
Smiljanić, Petar B.
Gačić, Zoran M.
Vuković-Gačić, Branka S.
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This study deals with bleak (Alburnus alburnus) sensitivity in detecting of the wastewater related pressure in large lowland rivers. The major objective was to investigate if the response measured in bleak should be linked to a certain stretch of the river and characterised as "stretch specific", or it should be linked to the sampling site and characterised as "site specific". The response was evaluated via condition index, metal pollution index, DNA damage and cell viability using integrated biomarker response approach. The study was conducted at 3 sub-sites characterized by different pollution levels in a relatively short stretch (2 km) of the Sava River (Serbia). Results indicated that the response of the biomarkers in bleak can be interpreted as "site specific". Among the studied biomarkers, DNA damage assessed by comet assay and micronucleus test has shown high sensitivity in differentiation of the sites.
Keywords:Alburnus alburnus; Comet assay; Genotoxicity; Sava River
Source:Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology, 2020, 105, 2, 224-229
- Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development, Republic of Serbia, Grant no. 451-03-68/2020-14/200007 (University of Belgrade, Institute for Biological Research 'Siniša Stanković') (RS-200007)
- Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development, Republic of Serbia, Grant no. 451-03-68/2020-14/200178 (University of Belgrade, Faculty of Biology) (RS-200178)
- Bilateral project of Republic of Serbia and Republic of Slovenia No. 30/2018-19
- Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development of Republic of Serbia No. 451-03-1709/2018-14/ev. No 2313