OCEANUS SEMINAR SERIES 01 JUL
OCEANUS SEMINAR SERIES | Mário Jorge Araújo | 01 JUL | 11h30
Title: Some insights on the use of fish metamorphosis in ecotoxicology: the case of Solea senegalensis
Name: Mário Jorge Araújo
Fish species can be useful on laboratory trials for supporting ecotoxicology studies. Several advantages arise from other species beyond the “typical” fish models, such as the zebrafish Danio rerio. The Senegalese sole Solea senegalensis is a coastal species that goes through a metamorphosis during the first month of life. This sensitive stage involves severe physiological changes, including flattening of the body, migration of the eyes and increase of pigmentation. Since hormones display an important role during this period, the correct development of these organisms can be particularly vulnerable to endocrine disruptors. In the present talk, the threats and the potential of S. senegalensis for study of toxicity mechanisms will be explored.
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