Genotoxic impact of titanium dioxide nanoparticles on mollusk Mytilus trossulus (Gould, 1850) in marine environment

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Kukla S. P., Slobodskova V. V., Chelomin V. P. Genotoxic impact of titanium dioxide nanoparticles on mollusk Mytilus trossulus (Gould, 1850) in marine environment. Marine Biological Journal, 2018, vol. 3, no. 4, pp. 43-50.

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An increase in the input of titanium dioxide nanoparticles (NP TiO2) into the marine environment can cause unpredictable consequences and create a potential danger to organisms of different trophic levels. Impact of NP TiO2 on the bivalve Mytilus trossulus (Gould, 1850) was studied using the DNA comet method, and the levels of DNA damage were assessed. Shown that 10-day exposure to NP TiO2 at concentrations of 200 and 1000 μg·l-1 leads to destructive changes in the DNA of the gills and of the digestive gland of the mollusks. Difference between DNA damage in two examined tissues was noted. Furthermore, the elevation of titanium content and malondialdehyde content in digestive gland of mollusks was noted.


S. P. Kukla

V. V. Slobodskova

V. P. Chelomin


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