Ecotoxicology and Genotoxicology: Non-traditional Aquatic Models
Chapter 18: Hypsiboas pulchellus (Anura, Hylidae) Tadpoles, a Novel Amphibian Experimental Model in Aquatic Pollution Research
Published:05 Jul 2017
Special Collection: 2017 ebook collection , ECCC Environmental eBooks 1968-2022Series: Issues in Toxicology
M. L. Larramendy and S. Soloneski, in Ecotoxicology and Genotoxicology: Non-traditional Aquatic Models, ed. M. L. Larramendy and M. L. Larramendy, The Royal Society of Chemistry, 2017, ch. 18, pp. 425-441.
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Amphibians as animal models have long been employed as indicators of environmental quality and to detect toxicity risks of environmental pollutants. The increased attention to the use of non-traditional species of amphibians in ecotoxicology and genotoxicology research lies in their ability not only to reveal the toxic and genotoxic effects of many potential environmental xenobiotics, but also to help researchers understand the behaviour of real ecosystems. This chapter presents an overview of selected research that has led to the use of the common tree frog Hypsiboas pulchellus as a reliable and valid model in in vivo and in situ studies of aquatic pollution.