Bioaccumulation, biotransformation and trophic transfer of arsenic in the aquatic food chain

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Show simple item record Azizur Rahman, M Hasegawa, H Peter Lim, R 2012-10-12T03:33:05Z 2012-07
dc.identifier.citation Environmental Research, 2012, 116 pp. 118 - 135
dc.identifier.issn 0013-9351
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.description.abstract The occurrence, distribution, speciation, and biotransformation of arsenic in aquatic environment (marine and freshwater) have been studied extensively by several research groups during last couple of decades. However, most of those studies have been conducted in marine waters, and the results are available in a number of reviews. Speciation, bioaccumulation, and biotransformation of arsenic in freshwaters have been studied in recent years. Although inorganic arsenic (iAs) species dominates in both marine and freshwaters, it is biotransformed to methyl and organoarsenic species by aquatic organisms. Phytoplankton is considered as a major food source for the organisms of higher trophic levels in the aquatic food chain, and this autotrophic organism plays important role in biotransformation and distribution of arsenic species in the aquatic environment. Bioaccumulation and biotransformation of arsenic by phytoplankton, and trophic transfer of arsenic in marine and freshwater food chains have been important concerns because of possible human health effects of the toxic metalloid from dietary intake. To-date, most of the studies on arsenic biotransformation, speciation, and trophic transfer have focused on marine environments; little is known about these processes in freshwater systems. This article has been reviewed the bioaccumulation, biotransformation, and trophic transfer of arsenic in marine and freshwater food chain. © 2012 Elsevier Inc.
dc.language eng
dc.relation.hasversion Accepted manuscript version en_US
dc.relation.isbasedon 10.1016/j.envres.2012.03.014
dc.title Bioaccumulation, biotransformation and trophic transfer of arsenic in the aquatic food chain
dc.type Journal Article
dc.description.version Published
dc.parent Environmental Research
dc.journal.volume 116
dc.journal.number en_US
dc.publocation Netherlands en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 118 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 135 en_US SCI.Faculty of Science en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 0602 Ecology
dc.for 0502 Environmental Science and Management
dc.for 0399 Other Chemical Sciences
dc.personcode 870336
dc.personcode 112851
dc.percentage 34 en_US Other Chemical Sciences en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom en_US en_US
dc.location.activity en_US
dc.description.keywords Arsenic speciation
dc.description.keywords Bioaccumulation
dc.description.keywords Biotransformation
dc.description.keywords Food chain
dc.description.keywords Marine and Freshwaters
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pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Science
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Strength - Environmental Science
utslib.copyright.status Open Access 2015-04-15 12:23:47.074767+10
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utslib.collection.history School of the Environment (ID: 344)
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