Nom du corpus

Corpus Systématique Animale

Titre du document

Effects of air pollution on passerine birds and small mammals

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Éditeur
Springer (journals)
Langue(s) du document
Anglais
Type de document
Research-article
Nom du fichier dans la ressource
Mammiferes_v2b_01525, Oiseaux_v2b_01639
Auteur(s)
  • S. Llacuna 1
  • A. Gorriz 1
  • M. Durfort 2
  • J. Nadal 1
Affiliation(s)
  • 1) Departament de Biologia Animal (Zoologia Vertebrats), Universitat de Barcelona, Facultat de Biologia, Diagonal, 645, 08028, Barcelona, Spain
  • 2) Departament de Biologia Cellular, Universitat de Barcelona, Facultat de Biologia, Diagonal, 645, 08028, Barcelona, Spain
Résumé

The effects produced by emissions from coal-fired power plants, including mainly SO2, NOx and particulates, on natural populations and caged specimens of birds and small mammals were studied. The field-captured species used to evaluate these effects were passerine birds:Parus major (coal tit) andEmberiza cia (rock bunting), and the rodentApodemus sylvaticus (wood mouse). In parallel to this study on animals captured in the field, we used other animals,Mus musculus (house mouse) andCarduelis carduelis (goldfinch) which were placed in cages near the source of pollution. Some of the animals were killed and their tracheas were removed and prepared for conventional optic studies (1000x) and electron microscopy (TEM and SEM). The results show that atmospheric air pollutants from coal-fired power plants produce alterations in the tracheal epithelium. In passerine birds, an increase in the mucus which covers the tracheal epithelium, shortening of the cilia, and increase in the number of secretory granules and vesicles were observed. In mammals, variation of the uniformity of the pseudostratified epithelium with a wide stratum of mucus, shortening of the cilia, and increase in the number of secretory granules were observed.

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 - sylviculture
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
17D3D2376764CD39495A04999C1069A5F0EBF0EA
Revue

Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology

Année de publication
1993
Présence de XML structuré
Non
Version PDF
1.3
Score qualité du texte
7.585
Sous-corpus
  • Mammiferes
  • Oiseaux
Type de publication
Journal
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