Active samplers: development of biomarkers for coastal pollution in the blue mussel, Mytilus edulis

PI: John Stegeman, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, Jared Goldstone, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute

Project Number:2010-R/RCM-28

Start Date:2010-02-01End Date:2013-01-31

Proposal Summary

Understanding the environmental effects of contaminants on mussels requires an understanding of cytochrome P450 (CYP) genes. In this project, researchers will develop biomarkers for coastal pollution in the blue mussel, Mytilus edulis. This research will result in an international consortium to address molecular responses in contaminated mussels and associated concerns related to biomonitoring, seafood safety and public health.

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