Nom du corpus

Corpus Systématique Animale

Titre du document

Metal accumulation in three species of passerine birds ( Emberiza cia, Parus major, and Turdus merula ) subjected to air pollution from a coal-fired power plant

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Springer (journals)
Langue(s) du document
Anglais
Type de document
Research-article
Nom du fichier dans la ressource
Oiseaux_v2b_01683
Auteur(s)
  • S. Llacuna 1
  • A. Gorriz 1
  • C. Sanpera 2
  • J. Nadal 1
Affiliation(s)
  • 1) Department de Biologia Animal, Unitat de Vertebrats, Universitat de Barcelona, Facultat de Biologia, Diagonal 645, 08028, Barcelona, Spain
  • 2) Department de Biologia Animal, Biologia Vegetal i Ecologia, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Facultat de Veterinaria, 08193, Bellaterra, Spain
Résumé

Metal accumulation in three passerine bird species, Great Tit (Parus major), Rock Bunting (Emberiza cia), and Blackbird (Turdus merula), was analyzed in a polluted zone where there is a coal-fired power plant (Cercs, Northeast Spain), and a non-polluted zone located 40 km from the source of pollution. Rainwater from the polluted area was acidic (pH 5.2) but the calcareous composition of the soil in this zone buffered the soil and water pools; there were no significant differences between soil pH in the two areas. Metal accumulation in organs and tissues was dependent upon the species and the diet. Blackbirds did not show any significant difference between sites, but Rock Buntings from the polluted zone had higher levels of Cr in feathers and Al in bone, and lower levels of Mn in muscle. Great Tits from the polluted zone showed significantly higher levels of Cr in feathers than those from the unpolluted area. Concerning interspecific differences, Blackbird accumulated significantly more metals than Great Tit or Rock Bunting: higher levels of Cd and Cu in the liver, higher levels of Cr, Pb, Zn and S in bone, and higher levels of S in muscle.

Catégories Science-Metrix
  • 1 - health sciences
  • 2 - biomedical research
  • 3 - toxicology
Catégories INIST
  • 1 - sciences appliquees, technologies et medecines
  • 2 - sciences biologiques et medicales
  • 3 - sciences biologiques fondamentales et appliquees. psychologie
  • 4 - ecologie animale, vegetale et microbienne
Catégories Scopus
  • 1 - Physical Sciences ; 2 - Environmental Science ; 3 - Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis
  • 1 - Physical Sciences ; 2 - Environmental Science ; 3 - Pollution
  • 1 - Life Sciences ; 2 - Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics ; 3 - Toxicology
  • 1 - Health Sciences ; 2 - Medicine ; 3 - General Medicine
Catégories WoS
  • 1 - science ; 2 - toxicology
  • 1 - science ; 2 - environmental sciences
Identifiant ISTEX
95E3383827DAE48FD1D2ECC59BE4544E8E76882D
Revue

Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology

Année de publication
1995
Présence de XML structuré
Non
Version PDF
1.3
Score qualité du texte
7.519
Sous-corpus
  • Oiseaux
Type de publication
Journal
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