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Biomonitoring of coastal areas: cadmium effect on cytoskeleton of the calcisponge <i>Clathrina clathrus</i> = Monitoraggio costiero: effetto del cadmio sul citoscheletro della calcispongia <i>Clathrina clathrus</i>

Società italiana di biologia marina (Genova, stampa Erredi grafiche editoriali)
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  • Bio/05 Zoologia
  • Chemistry
  • Ecology
  • Geography


We detected the effect of Cadmium on the cytoskeleton of Clathrina clathrus by immunocytochemistry, confocal microscopy and immunoblotting. Results highlighted the potential of the sponge to resist to the action of heavy metals through the reorganisation of the tubulins and suggest the utilization of sponges for biomonitoring of environmental pollution.

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