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Title

The effect of copper on the heartrate and filtration rate of Mytilus edulis

Abstract

Exposure of Mytilus edulis to dissolved copper led to a decrease in heart rate and filtration rate. After 4 days exposure to copper, the concentration of copper causing a 50% reduction in heart rate (EC50) was 0.17 ppm. After 5 days exposure to copper, the EC50 for filtration rate was only 0.002 ppm copper. Reductions in heart rate and filtration rate are not caused by valve or siphon closure.

Publication Date

2-1-1987

Journal Title

Marine Pollution Bulletin

Publisher

Elsevier

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0025-326X(87)90574-1

Document Type

Article