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Main Title Field Verification Program (Aquatic Disposal). A Field and Laboratory Study Using Adenylate Energy Charge as an Indicator of Stress in 'Mytilus edulis' and 'Nephtys incisa' Treated with Dredged Material.
Author Zaroogian, G. E. ; Rogerson, P. F. ; Hoffman, G. ; Johnson, M. ; Johns, D. M. ;
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Narragansett, RI. Environmental Research Lab.;Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station, Vicksburg, MS. Environmental Lab.
Publisher Jun 88
Year Published 1988
Report Number WES/TR/D-88-4;
Stock Number AD-A198 107/5
Additional Subjects Adenine ; Adenosine ; Adenosine phosphates ; Biphenyl ; Blue(Color) ; Chlorinated hydrocarbons ; Contamination ; Costs ; Dredged materials ; Energy ; Energy transfer ; Exposure(Physiology) ; Indicators ; Metabolism ; Mussels ; Nucleotides ; Phosphates ; Response(Biology) ; Stress(Physiology) ; Polychaeta ; Water pollution ; Water pollution effects(Animals)
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NTIS  AD-A198 107/5 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 168p
A study was conducted to test the applicability of adenylate energy charge (AEC) and adenine nucleotide pool concentrations as measures of biological response in the blue mussel, Mytilus edulis, and the marine polychaete, Nephtys incisa, after exposure in the laboratory an field to contaminated dredged material from Black Rock Harbor (BRH), Bridgeport, Conn. A second objective was to include field verification of laboratory results, and a third objective was to investigate residue-effect relationships between tissue concentrations of BRH contaminants and AEC and adenine nucleotide pool concentrations. Tissue residue concentrations, particularly of persistent compounds such as polychlorinated biphenyls, were found to be closely related to exposure concentration. The biological responses evaluated in this report included the adenine nucleotide measures of adenosine triphosphate, adenosine diphosphate, adenosine monophosphate, adenylate pool, and AEC. Adenine nucleotides and AEC are important in energy transformation and in regulation of metabolic processes. Responses in adenine nucleotide pools correlate with tissue concentrations of BRH contaminants in exposed organisms. Measurement of the adenine nucleotide concentrations may help to characterize the energy costs incurred by organisms under stressful conditions. (AW)