JEB logo

Journal of Environmental Biology

pISSN: 0254-8704 ; eISSN: 2394-0379 ; CODEN: JEBIDP

About Journal
    Editorial Board
    Reviewer Panel
    RnD Division
    Subscription Info
    Contact Journal
 
Read Journal
    Current Issue
    Journal Archives
 
For Authors
    Authoring Guidelines
    Publication Process
    Track Paper Status
 

Search the Journal web-site through Google:


        Abstract - Issue Jul 2014, 35 (4)                                                                                                             Back



nstantaneous and historical temperature effects on a-pinene

Alterations of biochemical indicators in hepatopancreas of the golden apple snail, Pomacea canaliculata, from paddy fields in Taiwan

 

Yuh-Wen Chiu1, Jui-Pin Wu2, Tsung-Chih Hsieh3, Shih-Hsiung Liang4, Chien-Min Chen5 and Da-Ji Huang5*

1National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium, 2 Houwan Road, Checheng, Pingtung-944, Taiwan

2Environmental Toxicology Laboratory, Department of Geography, National Taiwan University, 1, Section 4, Roosevelt Road, Taipei-106, Taiwan

3Department of Biomedical Science and Environmental Biology, Kaohsiung Medical University, Kaohsiung-80701, Taiwan

4Department of Biotechnology, National Kaohsiung Normal University, 62, Shenjhong Rd., Yanchao Township, Kaohsiung City-824, Taiwan

5Department of Environmental Resources Management, Chia Nan University of Pharmacy and Science, Tainan-71710, Taiwan

*Corresponding Author E-mail: daji@ms19.hinet.net

 

 

 

 

Publication Data

Paper received:

04 February 2013

 

Revised received:

06 July 2013

 

Accepted:

16 August 2013

 

Abstract

The freshwater golden apple snail, Pomacea canaliculata, is one of the world's 100 worst invasive alien species. The snails' wide distribution, high abundance, and sensitivity to environmental pollution make them a potential bioindicator for environmental contamination. In this study, the biochemical status of golden apple snails collected from paddy fields throughout the island of Taiwan was examined. This study found that the biochemical status of apple snails collected from paddy fields differed from that of animals bred and maintained in the laboratory. Furthermore, certain biochemical endpoints of the snails collected from the paddy fields before and after agricultural activities were also different?hemolymphatic vitellogenin protein was induced in male snail after exposure to estrogen-like chemicals, the hepatic monooxygenase (1.97?0.50 A650mm 30 min-1 mg-1 protein in control group) and glutathione S transferase (0.02?0.01 A340mm 30 min-1 mg-1 protein in control group) snails exposed to pesticides, as well as the hepatopancreatic levels of aspartate aminotransferase (450.00?59.40 U mg-1 mg-1 protein in control group) and alanine aminotransferase (233.27?42.09 U mg-1 mg-1 protein in control group) decreased the indicating that xenobiotics destroyed hepatopancreatic. The above findings reveal that apple snail could be used as a practical bioindicator to monitor anthropogenic environmental pollution.

 

 Key words

 

Agricultural activities, Biochemical status,? Bioindicator, Golden apple snail

 

 

Copyright ? 2014 Triveni Enterprises. All rights reserved. No part of the Journal can be reproduced in any form without prior permission. Responsibility regarding the authenticity of the data, and the acceptability of the conclusions enforced or derived, rest completely with the author(s).