Effects of chronic contaminations using microcystin LR (MCLR) on gill and liver function in goldfish Carassius auratus

Project: PHD

Project Details


The general aim of this project is to study the effects of microcystin LR (MCLR), a toxin produced by several strains of Cyanobacteria of the genus Microcystis, on fish under conditions of chronic contamination.

During the study, we will look at three aspects of the question. First, the effects of chronic contamination by microcystin on the liver and the gills of the fish (at the level of the epithelium) will be examined. Then, we will look at the possible trophic contamination and bioaccumulation kinetics in zooplankton and fish. Finally, we will integrate both modes of contamination (permeation through the gills and ingestion of the toxin) and assess their effects and respective importance.
Effective start/end date1/10/0031/12/03


  • zooplankton
  • Carassius auratus
  • liver
  • bioaccumulation
  • gills
  • chronic contamination
  • microcystin-LR


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