Aluminium toxicity to rainbow trout at low pH


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DIETRICH, Daniel R., Christian SCHLATTER, 1989. Aluminium toxicity to rainbow trout at low pH. In: Aquatic toxicology. 15(3), pp. 197-212. ISSN 0166-445X

@article{Dietrich1989Alumi-7212, title={Aluminium toxicity to rainbow trout at low pH}, year={1989}, number={3}, volume={15}, issn={0166-445X}, journal={Aquatic toxicology}, pages={197--212}, author={Dietrich, Daniel R. and Schlatter, Christian} }

Dietrich, Daniel R. Dietrich, Daniel R. An acute toxicity study of aluminium at low pH, using one-year-old rainbow trout (Salmo gairdneri R.), was performed in a closed recirculating system at pH 5.2, 5.4, and 5.6 with nominal concentrations of 0, 100, 200, and 400 μg A1/l. Mortality (96 h) was dependent on the pH and aluminium concentration. Measurements of aluminium in the plasma of exposed fish, by electrothermal atomic absorption spectrometry (ETAAS), showed a dose-dependent uptake of aluminium, but no correlation of plasma aluminium concentration to the mortality observed. Three major mechanisms of pH-Al toxicity seemed to prevail:<br />i. Relatively low nominal aluminium concentrations (100 and 200 μg/l) at pH 5.2 as well as 200 μg A1/l at pH 5.4 led to electrolyte loss possibly due to an interaction of aluminium with enzymes and epithelial tight junctions in the gill of the exposed fish.<br />ii. Exposing fish to Al concentrations ≥100 μg/l and pH values ≥5.2 enhanced cell necrosis, proliferations, and fusions of the secondary lamellae in the gills resulting in the obstruction of the interlamellar space and thus most likely in the impairment of gas exchange. Aluminium fractionation suggested that inorganic monomeric Al was responsible for this tissue damage.<br />iii. High aluminium concentrations (≥200 μg/l) at moderately low pH (≥5.4) led to clogging of the gills with mucus and thus to an impairment of gas exchange. This mucification was thought to stem from the physical irritation of the gills by accumulating polymeric Al. deposit-license application/pdf Aluminium toxicity to rainbow trout at low pH Schlatter, Christian 2011-03-24T17:32:41Z 2011-03-24T17:32:41Z eng 1989 Schlatter, Christian First publ. in: Aquatic toxicology 15 (1989), 3, pp. 197-212

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