OJE  Vol.4 No.14 , October 2014
Impact of Selected Environmental Pollutants on the Ultrastructure of the Gills in Pinctada radiata from Coastal Zones, Egypt
Abstract: There has been an increasing interest in marine oysters (order: Petridae) in recent years because their numbers are declining in many parts of the world and also because they are used as monitors of pollution. The present study describes the microscopic structure of gills as viewed by light and electron microscopy in two locations selected in Alexandria coast, Eastern Harbor (E.H.) and El Asafra. The specimens in the E.H. represent the presence of extracellular mineralized granules.
Cite this paper: Hamed, S. , Radwan, E. and Saad, G. (2014) Impact of Selected Environmental Pollutants on the Ultrastructure of the Gills in Pinctada radiata from Coastal Zones, Egypt. Open Journal of Ecology, 4, 907-917. doi: 10.4236/oje.2014.414076.

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