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Some aspects of water filtering activity of filter-feeders

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  Some  aspects of water filtering activity of filter-feeders

(2005) Hydrobiologia, 542 (1), pp. 275-286.
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Cited in the publications listed below: in U.S.A., U.K. [Cambridge University], Germany, Australia, Italy, et al.
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Community,  foodweb, ecology,  freshwater, mussels, marine, invertebrates, microorganisms,
Declining amphibian populations, ecological consequences, review,  Mytilus edulis, stress, Evaluation, microbiological accumulation, commercial sponge, Spongia officinalis, Porifera, Demospongiae, Bioremediation, bacteria, aquaculture, waste, polychaete, Sabella spallanzanii, Filter-feeder, macroinvertebrates, culturable bacteria, biodiversity, control, Polychaeta, Sabellidae, Aquatic, remediation,  contaminated, aquatic environments,
Filtering activity,  bacterioplankton, Implications,  polluted, seawater, Cambridge University,
 Quantifying, Feeding, Behavior, Ribbed Mussels, Geukensia demissa, Urban, Sites, Long Island Sound, USA, Seston,  Cultivation, zebra mussels, Dreissena polymorpha, invaded, range, improve, water quality, reservoirs,


Sewage-exposed marine invertebrates: Survival rates and microbiological accumulation

Stabili, L., Terlizzi, A., Cavallo, R.A.


Environmental Science and Pollution Research 20 (3), pp. 1606-1616

Stabili, L.ab, Terlizzi, A.b, Cavallo, R.A.a 

a  Istituto per l'Ambiente Marino Costiero Sezione di Taranto A. Cerruti-CNR, via Roma 3, 74100 Taranto, Italy

b  Dipartimento di Scienze e Tecnologie Biologiche ed Ambientali, Università del Salento, CoNISMa, 73100 Lecce, Italy

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A large number of bacteria, including agents responsible for diseases, characterise sewage-polluted seawaters. Apart from standards for bathing waters and bivalve aquaculture waters, there are no general microbiological standards applicable to seawaters to help decide if bacterial pollution is within acceptable ranges. This study represents an attempt towards the issue of comparing the susceptibility of different marine invertebrates subjected to polluted seawater with a high microbial contamination. We explored the survival rates and the microbiological accumulation of mollusc bivalves, echinoderms and crustaceans species exposed to sewage-polluted seawaters. Microbiological analyses were performed on the polluted seawater and on the homogenates of exposed and unexposed specimens. Culturable bacteria (22 °C and 37 °C) and microbial pollution indicators (total coliforms, Escherichia coli and intestinal enterococci) were measured. When exposed to the sewage-polluted seawater, the examined invertebrates showed different survival rates. In the filter feeders, bacterial densities at 22 °C and 37 °C rose after 96 h of exposure to sewage. The highest concentrations of total coliforms and intestinal enterococci were found in exposed bivalve Mytilus galloprovincialis. The concentrations of bacteria growing at 37 °C were lower in the exposed deposit feeders compared to the polluted seawater. Some yeasts were absent in several exposed species although these yeasts were present in the polluted seawater. Our data suggest that the examined filter feeders, given their capability to survive and accumulate bacteria, may counteract the effects of sewage and restore seawater quality. © 2012 Springer-Verlag.

Author keywords

Bioremediation; Deposit feeders; Filter feeders; Microbial pollution indicators; Sewage pollution; Yeasts

Indexed keywords

GEOBASE Subject Index: bioaccumulation; data processing; invertebrate; marine ecosystem; microbial community; microbiology; seawater; survival; water pollution; water quality

Species Index: Bacteria (microorganisms); Bivalvia; Crustacea; Echinodermata; Enterococcus; Escherichia coli; Invertebrata; Mollusca; Mytilus galloprovincialis

ISSN: 09441344 CODEN: ESPLESource Type: Journal Original language: English

DOI: 10.1007/s11356-012-1103-xDocument Type: Article

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