Molecular Markers in Molluscs as Biomonitoring Species


Mollusks are a kind of macrobenthos that has been discovered to be a good bioindicator. Mollusks are invertebrates that, because of their sensitivity to toxins in ecosystems, can operate as bio-indicators of water pollution.

Bivalves are frequently utilised as environmental quality indicators. Biomonitors, such as live mussels, are widely used to filter water through the gills of bivalves. They are taken out of the water and their tissue is tested for trace metal levels. This enables them to assess the amount of metal in the water and the surrounding environment.

Because of their inclination to bioaccumulate organic or hazardous chemicals, mussels and other marine bivalves are frequently utilised as sentinels in “mussel watch” programmes to monitor levels of toxins in the coastal marine environment.

The goal of this research is to learn more about the role of molecular biomarkers in pollution detection and abatement.

Author(s) Details:

Ayad M. J. Almamoori,
College of Science, University of Babylon, Iraq.

Jasim M. Salman,
College of Science, University of Babylon, Iraq.

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