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Assessment of behavioural and reproductive effects in marine amphipods exposed to silver

Grant number: 16/19635-4
Support type:Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): March 08, 2017
Effective date (End): February 07, 2018
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Chemistry - Analytical Chemistry
Principal researcher:Gisela de Aragão Umbuzeiro
Grantee:Monizze Vannuci e Silva
Supervisor abroad: Alex Ford
Home Institution: Faculdade de Tecnologia (FT). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Limeira , SP, Brazil
Research place: University of Portsmouth, England  
Associated to the scholarship:13/26301-7 - Development and application of method for silver determination in the hemolymph of amphipods exposed to nanomaterials, BP.DR


Behavioural and reproduction responses related to chemical exposure are important endpoints because they allow to link effects obtained at biochemical/cellular levels to the impacts observed on population health and fitness. Nowadays, studies about silver effects in aquatic organisms are becoming important to better understand the effects and assess the risks of the silver release in the environment. Data on behavioural and reproduction consequences of silver exposure in invertebrates, such as amphipods, are still scarce, especially in marine organisms. The aim of this project is to learn behavioural and reproduction analysis in the marine amphipod Echinogammarus marinus and to use these endpoints to evaluate changes in animals exposed to silver. In addition, after the internship, the knowledge of these techniques will be adapted and used in the tropical Brazilian amphipod, Parhyale hawaiensis.

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VANNUCI-SILVA, MONIZZE; KOHLER, SHANELLE; UMBUZEIRO, GISELA DE A.; FORD, ALEX T.. Behavioural effects on marine amphipods exposed to silver ions and silver nanoparticles. Environmental Pollution, v. 252, n. B, p. 1051-1058, . (13/26301-7, 16/19635-4)

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