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The Health Status and Genetic Variations of the Bivalve, <em>Pinctala radiata</em> Affected by Environmental Pollution | OMICS International | Abstract
ISSN: 2161-0525

Journal of Environmental & Analytical Toxicology
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Research Article

The Health Status and Genetic Variations of the Bivalve, Pinctala radiata Affected by Environmental Pollution

Karolin Kamel Abdul-Aziz*
Zoology Department, Faculty of Science, Damanhour University, Damanhour, Egypt
Corresponding Author : Karolin Kamel Abdul-Aziz
Zoology Department, Faculty of Science
Damanhour University
Damanhour, Egypt
E-mail: [email protected]
Received April 02, 2012; Accepted April 25, 2012; Published April 27, 2012
Citation: Abdul-Aziz KK (2012) The Health Status and Genetic Variations of the Bivalve, Pinctala radiata Affected by Environmental Pollution. J Environ Anal Toxicol 2:138. doi: 10.4172/2161-0525.1000138
Copyright: © 2012 Abdul-Aziz KK. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

Abstract

The bivalve shellfish Pinctala radiate is a popular edible food for Alexandria local communities. In an attempt to track the quality of marine water of two different locations along Alexandria coast of Egypt, we measured the RNA/DNA ratio and acetyl cholinesterase (AChE) activity in the haemolymph of this organism. The study showed an average ratio for RNA-DNA of 3.3, arranged as follows; 4.34 at El-Max > 2.8 at Miami localities. These results suggest that the coastal water of Alexandria is considered as unpolluted with examined insecticides in this research.

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