Insights into the uptake, elimination and accumulation of microplastics in mussel

Volume: 249, Pages: 321 - 329
Published: Jun 1, 2019
Abstract
The majority of plastics present in the marine environment are microplastics (MPs, <5 mm). Suspension filter feeders are susceptible species to MPs ingestion. Once ingested MPs can be eliminated packed in fecal pellets, or they can be accumulated within tissues, and likely be transferred along the food web. The research on MPs is hampered by the difficulty on their quantification and the lack of standardized methodologies. Indeed, limited...
Paper Details
Title
Insights into the uptake, elimination and accumulation of microplastics in mussel
Published Date
Jun 1, 2019
Volume
249
Pages
321 - 329
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