Addressing the numerous gaps in current information, Target Organ Toxicology in Marine and Freshwater Teleosts is an essential resource for researchers and professionals in aquatic toxicology and environmental risk assessment.
All the chapters are written by researchers who are internationally recognised for their work in mechanistic aspects of aquatic toxicology. Each chapter focuses on a specific target organ or physiological system and describes how various agents disrupt the normal physiological system and processes. This volume provides coverage of toxic effects in the central nervous, immune, neurobehavioural and reproductive systems as well as describing general mechanisms of toxicity. The companion volume, Organs, is devoted to specific organs with coverage of the gill, kidney, skin, liver and gut.
Table of Contents
1. General Mechanisms of Toxicity Daniel Schlenk 2. Toxic Responses of the Nervous System Russell L. Carr and Janice E. Chambers 3. Fish Immunotoxicology: Mechanisms of Action and New Directions Charles Rice 4. Neurobehavioural Toxicity in Fish Edward E. Little and Sandra K. Brewer 5. Toxic Responses of the Reproductive System Lisa D. Arcand-Hoy and William H. Benson L. Carr, Mississippi State University, USA, Janice E. Chambers, Mississippi State University, USA, Charles Rice, Clemson University, USA, Edward E. Little, Columbia Environmental Research Center, USA, Sandra K. Brewer, University of Missouri, USA, Lisa D. Arcand-Hoy, Blasland, Bouck & Lee, Inc., USA, William H. Benson, US Environmental Protection Agency.