MACNBR   00242
MUSEO ARGENTINO DE CIENCIAS NATURALES "BERNARDINO RIVADAVIA"
Unidad Ejecutora - UE
artículos
Título:
Imposex and organotin compounds in marine gastropods and sediments from the Mar del Plata coast, Argentina
Autor/es:
MAXIMILIANO CLEDÓN; NORBERT THEOBALD; WOLFGANG GERWINSKI; PABLO E. PENCHASZADEH
Revista:
JOURNAL OF THE MARINE BIOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION OF THE UNITED KINGDOM
Referencias:
Año: 2006 vol. 86 p. 751 - 751
ISSN:
0025-3154
Resumen:
The occurrence of imposex in Adelomelon brasiliana during two consecutive years near to Mar del Plata (the principal fishery port of Argentina) and its relation to tributyltin (TBT) and dibutyltin (DBT) content in muscle tissue and digestive gland was investigated using gas chromatography. Percentage of imposex a¡ected females increased to over 80% in spring and summer of both years. However, its intensity, given by the relative penis size index (RPSI), £uctuated around low values. Adelomelon brasiliana digestive gland samples showed a very low concentration of TBT (36-46 ng/g dry weight). Egg capsules presented normal viable embryos, which hadTBTconcentrations similar to the capsule wall (15 ng/g) while the intracapsular liquid was only 2 ng/g, similar to the sediment concentration. The proportion and distribution of butyltin compounds (BTs) in sediments indicate a major contamination event.Adelomelon brasiliana during two consecutive years near to Mar del Plata (the principal fishery port of Argentina) and its relation to tributyltin (TBT) and dibutyltin (DBT) content in muscle tissue and digestive gland was investigated using gas chromatography. Percentage of imposex a¡ected females increased to over 80% in spring and summer of both years. However, its intensity, given by the relative penis size index (RPSI), £uctuated around low values. Adelomelon brasiliana digestive gland samples showed a very low concentration of TBT (36-46 ng/g dry weight). Egg capsules presented normal viable embryos, which hadTBTconcentrations similar to the capsule wall (15 ng/g) while the intracapsular liquid was only 2 ng/g, similar to the sediment concentration. The proportion and distribution of butyltin compounds (BTs) in sediments indicate a major contamination event.