Russian Journal of Ecology, Vol. 33, No. 5, 2002, pp. 374–377. Translated from Ekologiya, No. 5, 2002, pp. 397–400. Original Russian Text Copyright © 2002 by Danilin, Synzynys, Koz’min, Rott. SHORT COMMUNICATIONS Experimental Verification of a New Method for Biotesting Freshwater Bodies by Determining Metallothionein Contents in the Organs and Tissues of Bivalve Mollusks 1 2 2 3 I. A. Danilin , B. I. Synzynys , G. V. Koz’min , and G. M. Rott All-Russia Research Institute of Agricultural Radiology and Agroecology, Russian Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Obninsk, Kaluga oblast, 249020 Russia Institute of Atomic Energy, Studgorodok-1, Obninsk, Kaluga oblast, 249020 Russia Medical Radiological Scientiﬁc Center, Russian Academy of Medical Sciences, ul. Koroleva 4, Obninsk, Kaluga oblast, 249020 Russia Received August 25, 2000 Key words: biotesting, new method, freshwater bodies, bivalves, metallothioneins. Two approaches are distinguished in modern eco- The mollusks 3–12 cm in size were collected in logical monitoring. The ﬁrst, main approach is physic- March, June, August, and September 1998 from the ochemical analysis of environmental objects with Protva River and Lake Ogublyanka located 20 km away respect to maximum allowable concentrations (MACs) from Obninsk in the Zhukovskii district of Kaluga of chemical substances, which is performed
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