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Changes in aliphatic hydrocarbon tracer composition during the digestive process of the marine worm Nereis virens. Preliminary results

Gilbert, Franck and Stora, Georges and Desrosiers, Gaston and Gagne, Jean-Pierre and Deflandre, Bruno and Bertrand, Jean-Claude Changes in aliphatic hydrocarbon tracer composition during the digestive process of the marine worm Nereis virens. Preliminary results. (1998) Chemosphere, 36 (3). 553-560. ISSN 0045-6535

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0045-6535(97)00358-5

Abstract

In the laboratory, marine worms were fed with a mixture of algae and several aliphatic hydrocarbons for 15 days. By comparing hydrocarbons in food and in faeces, it appeared that the worm's digestive process led to changes in the distribution of the n-alkanes mixture. These changes were different from those only due to physical processes in the experimental conditions, indicating that marine worm feeding could substantially affect the fate of hydrocarbons in the sedimentary marine ecosystem.

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Additional Information:Thanks to Elsevier editor. The definitive version is available at http://www.sciencedirect.com The original PDF of the article can be found at Chemosphere website : http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0045653597003585
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Audience (journal):International peer-reviewed journal
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Institution:French research institutions > Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS (FRANCE)
Other partners > Université de la Méditerranée - Aix-Marseille II (FRANCE)
Other partners > Université du Québec à Rimouski - UQAR (CANADA)
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Deposited By: Franck Gilbert
Deposited On:18 Jan 2013 13:28

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