Research activities

Regarding the research activities in the scope of the INCT-TA, all goals originally established for 2009-2010 were achieved, as described below. Scientific publications generated from studies involving the INCT-TA researchers are listed below.

1. Testing, standardization and inter-calibration of protocols for chemical and biological analyses:

It was established protocols for chemical analyses of the experimental media employed in the research developed by all INCT-TA partners. Furthermore, protocols for analyses of morphological, physiological, biochemical, genetic, immunological and behavioral biomarkers in animal experimental models (freshwater and coastal species) were established, standardized and inter-calibrated. A book containing these protocols is being produced and will be launched in August 2011.

2. Generation of a toxicology databank:

A literature search of toxicological data available for Brazilian native species was performed. Data obtained were evaluated, selected and incorporated into a toxicology databank, which is actually available at this website. A scientific review paper entitled "Toxicity tests aiming to protect Brazilian aquatic species: current status and implications for management" was also prepared from the literature searched. This review paper critically considers the toxicological tests performed up to now in Brazil using native species. It points the needs for future research with aquatic species from selected environments. This review paper was recently submitted to the Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management journal.

3. Selection of biomarkers of aquatic contamination based on toxicological tests in laboratory:

In laboratory, preliminary toxicological tests were performed with coastal and freshwater species employing different inorganic (metals) and organic (pesticides, hydrocarbons and domestic sewage) aquatic contaminants. A large group of biomarkers were analyzed in the biological samples obtained. Based on the results, some morphological, physiological, biochemical, genetic, and behavioral biomarkers were selected for the final experiments to be performed. Research groups involved in the INCT-TA are now performing these tests in laboratory using a freshwater (Prochilodus lineatus) and a coastal (Poecilia vivipara) fish species. The contaminants selected for these experiments were copper (metal), atrazine (pesticide), phenanthrene (hydrocarbon) and the domestic sewage from the Florianópolis city (SC, Southern Brazil).

Scientific Publications



Martins, C.M.G.; Barcarolli, I.F.; Menezes, E.J.; Giacomin, M.M.; Wood, C.M.; Bianchini, A. 2010. Acute toxicity; accumulation and tissue distribution of copper in the blue crab Callinectes sapidus acclimated to different salinities: In vivo and in vitro studies. Aquatic Toxicology doi:10.1016/j.aquatox.2010.09.005.

Teixeira, P.F. ; Kaminski, S.M. ; Avila, T.R.; Cardozo, A.P.; Bersano, J.G.F.; Bianchini, A. 2010. Diet influence on egg production of the copepod Acartia tonsa (Dana, 1896). Anais da Academia Brasileira de Ciências 82, 333-339.

Carvalho, C.V.A.; Bianchini, A.; Tesser, M.B.; Sampaio, L.A. 2010. The effect of protein levels on growth, postprandial excretion and tryptic activity of juvenile mullet Mugil platanus (Günther). Aquaculture Research 41, 511-518.

Correia, T.G.; Narcizo, A.M.; Bianchini, A.; Moreira, R.G. 2010. Aluminum as an endocrine disruptor in female Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus). Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. C, Toxicology & Pharmacology 151, 461-466.

Pinho, G.L.L.; Bianchini, A. 2010. Acute copper toxicity in the euryhaline copepod Acartia tonsa: implications for the development of an estuarine and marine biotic ligand model. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry  29, 1834-1840.

Lauer, Mariana M.; Bianchini, A. 2010. Chronic copper toxicity in the estuarine copepod at different Acartia tonsa salinities. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 29, 2297-2303.

Lanes, C.F.C.; Okamoto, M.H.; Bianchini, A.; Marins, L.F.; Sampaio, L.A. 2010. Sperm quality of Brazilian flounder Paralichthys orbignyanus throughout the reproductive season. Aquaculture Research 41, 199-207.

Sáenz, L.A.; Seibert, E.L.; Zanette, J.; Fiedler, H.D.; Curtius, A.J.; Ferreira, J.F.; Alves de Almeida, E.; Marques, M.R.F.; Bainy, A.C.D. 2010. Biochemical biomarkers and metals in Perna perna mussels from mariculture zones of Santa Catarina, Brazil. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety 73, 796-804.

Klemz, C.; Salvo, L.M.; Bastos Neto, J.C.; Bainy, A.C.Dias; Assis, H.C.S. 2010. Cytochrome P450 detection in liver of the catfish Ancistrus multispinis (Osteichthyes, Loricariidae). Brazilian Archives of Biology and Technology 53, 361-368.

Foster, C.; Amado, E.M.; Souza, M.M.; Freire, C.A. 2010. Do osmoregulators have lower capacity of muscle water regulation than osmoconformers? A study on decapod crustaceans. Journal of Experimental Zoology. Part A, Ecological Genetics and Physiology 313, 80-94.

Modesto, K.A.; Martinez, C.B.R. 2010. Roundup causes oxidative stress in liver and inhibits acetylcholinesterase in muscle and brain of the fish Prochilodus lineatus. Chemosphere 78, 294-299.

Galindo, B.A.; Troilo, G.; Cólus, I.M.S.; Martinez, C.B.R.; Sofia, S.H. 2010. Genotoxic effects of aluminum on the neotropical fish Prochilodus lineatus. Water, Air and Soil Pollution 212, 419-428.

Fedato, R.P.; Simonato, J.D.; Martinez, C.B.R.; Sofia, S.H. 2010. Genetic damage in the bivalve mollusk Corbicula fluminea induced by the water-soluble fraction of gasoline. Mutation Research. Genetic Toxicology and Environmental Mutagenesis 700, 80-85.

Modesto, K.A.; Martinez, C.B.R. 2010. Effects of Roundup Transorb on fish: Hematology, antioxidant defenses and acetylcholinesterase activity. Chemosphere 81, 781-787.

Rosa, C.E.; Kuradomi, R. Y.; Almeida, D.V.; Lannes, C.F.C.; Figueiredo, M.A.; Dytz, A.G.; Fonseca, D.B.; Marins, L.F. 2010. GH overexpression modifies muscle expression of anti-oxidant enzymes and increases spinal curvature of old zebrafish. Experimental Gerontology 45, 449-456.

Pereira, C.R.; D'Incao, F.; Fonseca, D.B. 2010. Bilateral comparison of in situ neurolipofuscin accumulation in Callinectes sapidus caught in the wild. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom 90, 563-567.

Rodrigues, S.C.; Adornes, A.C.; Santos Filho, E.A.; Silva Filho, R.P.; Colares, E.P. 2010. Surviving probability indicators of landing juvenile Magellanic penguins arriving along the southern Brazilian coast. Brazilian Archives of Biology and Technology 53, 419-424.

Braga, A.L.; Nakayama, C.L.; Martins, J.G.; Colares, E.P.; Wasielesky Jr., W. 2010. Spermatophore quality of the pink shrimp Farfantepenaeus paulensis (Decapoda, Dendrobranchiata) broodstock fed with different maturation diets. Aquaculture 307, 44-48.

Colares, I.G.; Oliveira, R.N.V.; Oliveira, R.M.; Colares, E.P. 2010. Feeding habits of coypu (Myocastor coypus Molina 1978) in the wetlands of the Southern region of Brazil. Anais da Academia Brasileira de Ciências 82, 671-678.

Avila, T.R.; Bersano, J.G.R.; Fillmann, G. 2010. Lethal and sub-lethal effects of the water-soluble fraction of a light crude oil on the planktonic copepod Acartia tonsa. Journal of the Brazilian Society of Ecotoxicology. 5, 19-25.

Tourinho, P.S.; Ivar do Sul, J.A.; Fillmann, G. 2010. Is marine debris ingestion still a problem for the coastal marine biota of southern Brazil? Marine Pollution Bulletin 60, 396-401.

Leonel, J.; Sericano, J.L.; Fillmann, G.; Secchi, E.; Montone, R.C. 2010. Long-term trends of polychlorinated biphenyls and chlorinated pesticides in franciscana dolphin (Pontoporia blainvillei) from Southern Brazil. Marine Pollution Bulletin 60, 412-418.

Ihara, P.M.; Pinho, G.L.L.; Fillmann, G. 2010. Avaliação do copépodo Acartia tonsa (Dana, 1849) como organismo-teste para ensaios de toxicidade crônica. Journal of the Brazilian Society of Ecotoxicology 5, 27-32.

Clemente, Z.; Busato, R.; Oliveira Ribeiro, C.A.; Cestari, M.M.; Ramsdorf, W.; Magalhães, V.F.; Silva de Assis, H.C. 2010. Analyses of paralytic shellfish toxins and biomarkers in a Southern Brazilian reservoir. Toxicon 55, 396-406.

Bastos-Pereira, A.L.; Lugarini, D.; Oliveira-Christoff, A.; Ávila, T.V.; Teixeira, S.; Pires, A.R.A.; Muscará, M.N.; Cadena, S.M.S.C.; Donatti, L.; Silva de Assis, H.C.; Acco, A. 2010 . Celecoxib prevents tumor growth in an animal model by a COX-2 independent mechanism. Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology 65, 267-276.

Cavalli, L.S.; Nornberg, B.F.S.; Netto, S.A.; Poersch, L.; Romano, L.A.; Marins, L.F.; Abreu, P.C. 2010. White spot syndrome virus in wild penaeid shrimp caught in coastal and offshore waters in the southern Atlantic Ocean. Journal of Fish Diseases 33, 533-536.

Miranda, D.M.; Sandrini, J.Z.; Boyle, R.T.; Marins, L.F.; Trindade, G.S. 2010. Relationships between multidrug resistance (MDR) and stem cell markers in human chronic myeloid leukemia cell lines. Leukemia Research 34, 757-762.

Artico, L.O.; Bianchini, A.; Grubel, K.S.; Monteiro, D.S.; Estima, S.C.; de Oliveira, L.R.; Bonatto, S.L.; Marins, L.F. 2010. Mitochondrial control region haplotypes of the South American sea lion Otaria flavescens (Shaw, 1800). Brazilian Journal of Medical and Biological Research 43, 816-820.

Almeida, D.V.; Silva Nornberg, B.F.; Geracitano, L.A.; Barros, D.M.; Monserrat, J.M.; Marins, L.F. 2010. Induction of phase II enzymes and hsp70 genes by copper sulfate through the electrophile-responsive element (EpRE): insights obtained from a transgenic zebrafish model carrying an orthologous EpRE sequence of mammalian origin. Fish Physiology and Biochemistry 36, 347-353.

Maciel, F.E.; Ramos, B.P.; Geihs, M.A.; Vargas, M.A.; Cruz, B.P.; Meyer-Rochow, V.B.; Vakkuri, O.; Allodi, S.; Monserrat, J.M.; Nery, L.E.M. 2010. Effects of melatonin in connection with the antioxidant defense system in the gills of the estuarine crab Neohelice granulata. General and Comparative Endocrinology 165, 229-236.

Geihs, M.A.; Vargas, M.A.; Maciel, F E.; Caldas, S.S.; Cruz, B.P.; Primel, E.G.; Monserrat, J.M.; Nery, L.E.M. 2010. Effect of melatonin in the antioxidant defense system in the locomotor muscles of the estuarine crab Neohelice granulata (Decapoda,Brachyura). General and Comparative Endocrinology 166, 72-82.

Vargas, M.A.; Geihs, M.A.; Maciel, F.E.; Cruz, B.P.; de Moraes Vaz Batista Filgueira, D.; de Jesus Ferreira, G.; Nery, L.E.M.; Allodi, S. 2010. Influence of the dark/light rhythm on the effects of UV radiation in the eyestalk of the crab Neohelice granulata. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. C, Toxicology & Pharmacology 151, 343-350.

Maciel, F.E.; Geihs, M.A.; Monserrat, J.M.; Nery, L.E.M. 2010. Antioxidant defense system rhythms in crustaceans and possible roles for melatonin. Frontiers in Bioscience E2, 1448-1459.

Muller, I.C.; Andrade, T.P.D.; Tang-Nelson, K.F.J.; Marques, M.R.F.; Lightner, D.V. 2010. Genotyping of white spot syndrome virus (WSSV) geographical isoltes from Brazil and comparison to other isolates from the Americas. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms 88, 91-98.

Duncan, W.L.P.; Costa, O.F.T.; Sakuragui, M.M.; Fernandes, M.N. 2010. Functional morphology of the gill in Amazonian freshwater stingrays (Chondrichthyes: Potamotrygonidae): Implications for adaptation to freshwater. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology 83, 19-32.

Barrionuevo, W.R.; Fernandes, M.N.; Rocha, O. 2010. Aerobic and anaerobic metabolism for the zebrafish, Danio rerio, reared under normoxic and hypoxic conditions and exposed to acute hypoxia during development.. Revista Brasileira de Biologia 70, 424-434.

Duncan, W.P.; Inomata, S.O.; Fernandes, M.N. 2010. Comércio de raias de água doce na região do médio Rio Negro, estado do Amazonas, Brasil. Revista Brasileira de Engenharia de Pesca 5, XIII-XXII.

Cortinhas, M.C.S.; Glienke, C.; Prioli, A.J.; Noleto, R.B.; Matoso, D.A.; Cestari, M.M. 2010. A prime inference on genetic diversity (RAPDs) in the marine fish Atherinella brasiliensis (Teleostei, Atherinopsidae) from Southern Brazil. Acta Zoologica 91, 242-248.

Sczepanski, T.S.; Noleto, R.B.; Cestari, M.M.; Artoni, R.F. 2010. A comparative study of two marine catfishes (Siluriformes, Ariidae): cytogenetics tools for systematic and karyotype evolution. Micron 41, 193-197.

Vicari, M.R.; Nogaroto, V.; Noleto, R.B.; Cestari, M.M.; Cioffi, M.B.; Matiello, M.C.A.; Moreira Filho, O.; Bertollo, L.A.C.; Artoni, R.F. 2010. Satellite DNA and chromosomes in Neotropical fishes:methods, applications and perspectives. Journal of Fish Biology 76, 1094-1116.

Gonçalves, C.R.; Cunha, R.W.; Barros, D.M.; Martínez, P.E. 2010. Effects of prenatal and postnatal exposure to a low dose of bisphenol A on behavior and memory in rats. Environmental Toxicology and Pharmacology 30, 195-201.

Ihara, M.P.; Pinho, G.L.L.; Fillmann, G. 2010. Avaliação do copépodo Acartia tonsa (Dana, 1849) como organismo-teste para ensaios de toxicidade crônica. Journal of the Brazilian Society of Ecotoxicology. 5, 33-39.

Costa, D.D.; Moura; Neto, F.F.; Costa, M.D.M.; Morais, R.N.; Garcia, J.R.E.; Esquivel, B.M.; Ribeiro, C.A.O. 2010. Vitellogenesis and other physiological responses induced by 17-estradiol in males of freshwater fish Rhamdia quelen. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. C, Toxicology & Pharmacology 151, 248-257.



Mariano, W.S.; Oba, E.T.; Santos, L.R.B.; Fernandes, M.N. 2009. Respostas fisiológicas de jeju (Hoplerythrinus unitaeniatus) expostos ao ar atmosférico. Revista Brasileira de Saúde e Produção Animal 10, 210-223.                                                             

Rios, F.S.; Donatti, L.; Fernandes, M.N.; Kalinin, A.L.; Rantin, F.T. 2009. Effects of food deprivation in muscular structure and biochemical composition in traíra (Hoplias malabaricus): potential implications on flesh quality. Brazilian Archives of Biology and Technology 52, 465-471.

Cruz, A.L.; Fernandes, M.N.; Perry, S.F. 2009. Effect of histological processing and methacrylate sectioning on the area of gill tissue in teleost gill. Brazilian Journal of Biology 69, 385-387.

Moron, S.E., Andrade, C.A., Fernandes, M.N. 2009. Responses of mucous cells of the gills of traíra (Hoplias malabaricus) and jeju (Hoplerythrinus unitaeniatus) (Teleostei, Erythrinidae) to hypo- and hyper-osmotic ion stress. Neotropical Ichthyology 7, 491-498.

Silva de Assis, H.C.; Nicareta, L.C.; Salvo, L.M.; Klemz, C.; Truppel, J.; Santos, R. 2009. Biochemical biomarkers of exposure to deltamethrin in freshwater fish, Ancistrus multispinis. Brazilian Archives of Biology and Technology 52, 1401-1407.

Hansen, D.T.; Almeida, M.; Silva de Assis, H.C. 2009. Perfil das intoxicações apresentadas por cães e gatos em Curitiba, Paraná. Revista CFMV 47, 22-28.

Calil, P.; Rocha, R.M.; Freire, C.A.; Roper, J.J. 2009. The role of Asterina stellifera (Echinodermata: Asteroidea) as a predator in a rocky intertidal community in southern Brazil. Zoologia 26, 279-287.

Paiva, A.C.G.; Lima, M.F.V.; Souza, J.R.B.; Araújo, M.E. 2009. Distribuição espacial da ictiofauna estuarina com ênfase nos peixes recifais: um estudo de caso. Revista Brasileira de Zoologia 26, 266-278

Lima, E.J.B.; Gomes, P.B.; Souza, J.R.B. 2009. Reproductive biology of Echinometra lucunter (Echinodermata: Echinoidea) in a northeast Brazilian sandstone reef. Anais da Academia Brasileira de Ciências 81, 51-59.

Da Rocha, C.M.C.; Verçosa, M.M.; Dos Santos, E.C.L.; Barbosa, D.F.; de Oliveira, D.A.S.; Souza, J.R.B. 2009. Marine tardigrades from the coast of Pernambuco, Brazil. Meiofauna Marina 17, 97-101.

Weber, L.I.; Hildebrand, C.G.; Ferreira, A.; Pedarassi, G.; Levy, J.A.; Colares, E.P. 2009. Microsatellite genotyping from faeces of Lontra longicaudis from southern Brazil. Iheringia. Série Zoologia 99, 5-11.

Proietti, M.C.; Lara-Ruiz, P.; Reisser, J.W.; Pinto, L.S.; Dellagostin, O.A.; Marins, L.F. 2009. Green turtles (Chelonia mydas) foraging at Arvoredo Island in Southern Brazil: Genetic characterization and mixed stock analysis through mtDNA control region haplotypes. Genetics and Molecular Biology 32, 613-618.

Franco, J.L.; Posser, T.; Dunkley, P.R.; Dickson, P.W.; Mattos, J.J.; Martins, R.; Bainy, A.C.D.; Marques, M.R.; Dafre, A.L.; Farina, M. 2009. Methylmercury neurotoxicity is associated with inhibition of the antioxidant enzyme glutathione peroxidase. Free Radical Biology & Medicine 47, 449-457.

Zanette, J.; Jenny, M.J.; Goldstone, J.V.; Woodin, B.R.; Watka, L.A.; Bainy, A.C.D.; Stegeman, J.J. 2009. New cytochrome P450 1B1, 1C2 and 1D1 genes in the killifish Fundulus heteroclitus: Basal expression and response of five killifish CYP1s to the AHR agonist PCB126. Aquatic Toxicology 93, 234-243.

Franco, J.L.; Posser, T.; Mattos, J.J.; Trevisan, R.; Brocardo, P.S.; Rodrigues, A.L.S.; Leal, R.B.; Farina, M.; Marques, M.R.F.; Bainy, A.C.D.; Dafré, A. 2009. Zinc reverses malathion-induced impairment in antioxidant defenses. Toxicology Letters 187, 137-143.

Camargo, M.M.P.; Fernandes, M.N.; Martinez, C.B.R. 2009. How aluminium exposure promotes osmoregulatory disturbances in the neotropical freshwater fish Prochilodus lineatus. Aquatic Toxicology.94, 40-46.

Duncan, W.P.; Costa, O.T.F.; Araújo, M.L.G.; Fernandes, M.N. 2009. Ionic regulation and Na+/K+-ATPase activity in gills and kidney of the freshwater stingray Paratrygon aiereba (Chondrichthyes:Potamotrygonidae) living in white and blackwaters in the Amazon Basin. Journal of Fish Biology 74, 956–960.

Cruz, A.L.; Pedretti, A.C.E.; Fernandes, M.N. 2009. Respiratory surface area and oxygen diffusion capacity of the stomach of the air-breathing armored catfish Pterygoplichthys anisitsi (Teleostei: Loricariidae). Journal of Morphology 270, 601-614.

Silva, C.; Oliveira Ribeiro, C.A.; Katsumiti, A.; Araujo, M.; Zandona, E.; Costa Silva, G.; Maschio, J.; Roche, H.; Silva De Assis, H.; Akaishi, F. 2009. Evaluation of waterborne exposure to oil spill 5 years after an accident in Southern Brazil. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety 72, 400-409.

Schipper, C.; Van Den Brink, P.J.; George, S.; Hansen, P.; Silva de Assis, H.C.; Postma, J.; Van Der Oost, R.; Lahr, J.; Livingstone, D.; Mitchelmore, C.; Vethaak, D. 2009. A retrospective analysis to explore the applicability of fish biomarkers and sediment bioassays along contaminated salinity transects. ICES Journal of Marine Science 66, 2089-2105.

Katsumiti, A.; Valdez-Domingos, F.X.; Azevedo, M.; Silva, M.D.; Damian, R.C.; Almeida, M.I.M.; Silva de Assis, H.C.; Cestari, M.M.; Randi, M.A.F.; Oliveira Ribeiro, C.A.; Freire, C.A. 2009. An assessment of acute biomarker responses in the demersal catfish Cathorops spixii after the Vicuña Oil Spill in a harbour estuarine area in Southern Brazil. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 152, 209-222.

Vitule, J.R.S.; Freire, C.A.; Simberloff, D. 2009. Introduction of non-native freshwater fish: it certainly can be very bad!. Fish and Fisheries 10, 98-108.

Souza-Bastos, L.R.; Freire, C.A. 2009. The handling of salt by the neotropical cultured freshwater catfish Rhamdia quelen. Aquaculture 289, 167-174.

Sanchez-Chardi, A.; Oliveira Ribeiro, C. A.; Nadal, J. 2009. Metals in liver and kidneys and the effects of chronic exposure to pyrite mine pollution in the shrew Crocidura russula inhabiting the protected wetland of Doñana. Chemosphere 76, 387-394.

Roche, H.; Vollaire, Y.; Persic, A.; Buet; Oliveira-Ribeiro, C.A.; Coulet, E.; Banas, R.F. 2009. Organochlorines in the Vaccarès Lagoon trophic web (Biosphere Reserve of Camargue, France). Environmental Pollution 157, 2493-2906.

Banas, R.F.; Vollaire, Y.; Danger; T.; Oliveira Ribeiro, C.A.; Roche, H.; Ledore. 2009. Can we use stable isotopes for ecotoxicological studies? Effect of DDT on isotopic fractionation in Perca fluviatilis. Chemosphere 76, 734-739.

Ramsdorf, W.A.; Ferraro, M.V.M.; Oliveira-Ribeiro, C.A.; Costa, J.R.M.; Cestari, M.M. 2009. Genotoxic evaluation of different doses of inorganic lead (PbII) in Hoplias malabaricus. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 158, 77-85.

Ramsdorf, W.A.; Guimaraes, F.F.S.; Ferraro, M.V.M.; Gabardo, J.; Trindade, E.S.; Cestari, M.M. 2009. Establishment of experimental conditions for preserving samples of fish blood for analysis with both comet assay and flow cytometry. Mutation Research. Genetic Toxicology and Environmental Mutagenesis 673, 78-81.

Kantek, D.L.Z.; Cestari, M.M.; Bertollo, L.A.C.; Moreira Filho, O. 2009. Characterization of the constitutive heterocromatin of Astyanax sp. D (Characiformes: Characidae) from the Upper Iguaçu River (PR). Folia Biologica 57, 37-41.

Noleto, R.B.; Amorim, A.P.; Vicari, M.R.; Artoni, R.F.; Cestari, M.M. 2009. An unusual ZZ/ZW sex chromosome system in an unusual
ZZ/ZW sex chromosome system in presence of rDNA sites
. Journal of Fish Biology 75, 448-453.

Noleto, R.B.; Souza Fonseca Guimarães, F.; Paludo, K.S.; Vicari, M.R.; Artoni, R.F.; Cestari, M.M. 2009. Genome size evaluation in Tetraodontiform fishes from the Neotropical Region. Marine Biotechnology 11, 680-685.

Kantek, D.L.Z.; Vicari, M.R.; Perez, W.A.M. ; Cestari, M.M. ; Artoni, R.F.; Bertollo, L.A.C.; Moreira Filho, O. 2009. Chromosomal location and distribution of As51 satellite DNA in five species of the genus (Teleostei, Characidae). Journal of Fish Biology 75, 408-421.

Maurer, M.R.; Pedrini, H.; Randi, M.A.F. 2009. Processing and Visualization of Light Microscope Images. International Journal of Image and Graphics 9, 369-388.

Carvalho, P.S.M.; Tillitt, D.E.; Zajicek, J.L.; Claunch, R.A.; Honeyfield, Dale, C.; Fitzsimons, J.D.; Brown, S.B. 2009. Thiamine deficiency effects on the vision and foraging ability of lake trout fry. Journal of Aquatic Animal Health 21, 315-25.

Santos-Mendonça, I.V.; Monteiro, J.M.; Souza, J.R.B.; Almeida-Cortez, J. S. 2009. Are Laguncularia racemosa galled leaves less attractive to chewing herbivory?. Neotropical Biology and Conservation 4, 77-82.

Sandrini, J.Z.; Trindade, G.S.; Nery, L.E.M.; Marins, L.F. 2009. Time-course expression of DNA repair-related genes in hepatocytes of zebrafish (Danio rerio) after UV-B exposure. Photochemistry and Photobiology 85, 220-226.

Maciel, F.E.; Geihs, M.A.; Vargas, M.A.; Ramos, B.P.; Cruz, B.P.; Machado, M.S.L.; Filadelfi, A.M.C.; Louzada, F.M.; Nery, L.E.M. 2009. Melatonin does not affect the black pigment migration in the crab Neohelice granulata. Biologia 64, 187-191.

Gonzalez, V.C.; Lena, A.B.; Espindola, W.A.; Votto, A.P.S.; Jorge, M.B.; Filgueira, D.M.V.B.; Bianchini, A.; Varela, A.S.; Nery, L.E.M.; Trindade, G.S. 2009. Infrared radiation influence on molt and regeneration of Neohelice granulata Dana, 1851 (Grapsidae, Sesarminae). Photochemistry and Photobiology, 85 (5): 1134-1139, 2009

Sandrini, J.Z.; Bianchini, A.; Trindade, G.S.; Nery, L.E.M.; Marins, L.F. 2009. Reactive oxygen species generation and expression of DNA repair-related genes after copper exposure in zebrafish (Danio rerio) ZFL cells. Aquatic Toxicology 95, 285-291.

Pinho, G.L.L.; Ihara, M.P.; Fillmann, G. 2009. Does light-stick content pose any threat to marine organisms? Environmental Toxicology and Pharmacology, 27: 155-157.

Studzinski, A.L.M.; Almeida, D.V.; Lanes, C.F.C.; Figueiredo, M.A.; Marins, L.F. 2009. SOCS1 and SOCS3 are the main negative modulators of the somatotrophic axis in liver of homozygous GH-transgenic zebrafish (Danio rerio). General and Comparative Endocrinology 161, 67-72.

Lanes, C.; Sampaio, L.; Marins, L. 2009. Evaluation of DNase activity in seminal plasma and uptake of exogenous DNA by spermatozoa of the Brazilian flounder Paralichthys orbignyanus. Theriogenology 71, 525-533.

Ventura-Lima, J.; de Castro, M.R.; Acosta, D.; Fattorini, D.; Regoli, F.; de Carvalho, L.M.; Bohrer, D.; Geracitano, L.A ; Barros, D.M.; Marins, L.F.F. 2009. Effects of arsenic (As) exposure on the antioxidant status of gills of the zebrafish Danio rerio (Cyprinidae). Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. C, Toxicology & Pharmacology 149, 538-543.

de Castro, M.R.; Lima, J.V.; Salomão de Freitas, D.P.; de Souza Valente, R.; Dummer, N.S.; de Aguiar, R.B.; dos Santos, L.C.; Marins, L.F.; Geracitano, L.A.; Monserrat, J.M. 2009. Behavioral and neurotoxic effects of arsenic exposure in zebrafish (Danio rerio, Teleostei: Cyprinidae). Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. C, Toxicology & Pharmacology 150, 337-342.

Meier, K.M.; Figueiredo, M.A.; Kamimura, M.T.; Laurino, J.; Maggioni, R.; Pinto, L.S.; Dellagostin, O.A.; Tesser, M.; Sampaio, L.A.N.; Marins, L. 2009. Increased growth hormone (GH), growth hormone receptor (GHR), and insulin-like growth factor I (IGF-I) gene transcription after hyperosmotic stress in the Brazilian flounder Paralichthys orbignyanus. Fish Physiology and Biochemistry 35, 501-509.

Ferreira Cravo, M.; Ventura Lima, J.; Sandrini, J.; Amado, L.; Geracitano, L.; Rebelo, M.; Bianchini, A.; Monserrat, J. 2009. Antioxidant responses in different body regions of the polychaeta Laeonereis acuta (Nereididae) exposed to copper. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety 72, 388-393.

Martins, C.M.G; Bianchini, A. 2009. Metallothionein-like proteins in the blue crab Callinectes sapidus: Effect of water salinity and ions. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. A, Molecular & Integrative Physiology 152, 366-371.

Miranda Filho, K.C.; Metcalfe, C.D.; Metcalfe, T.L.; Muelbert, M.M.C.; Robaldo, R.B.; Martinez, P.E.; Colares, E.P.; Bianchini, A. 2009. Lactational transfer of PCBs and chlorinated pesticides in pups of southern elephant seals (Mirounga leonina) from Antarctica. Chemosphere 75, 610-616.

Paganini, C.L.; Bianchini, A. 2009. Copper accumulation and toxicity in isolated cells from gills and hepatopancreas of the blue crab (Callinectes sapidus). Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 28, 1200, 2009.

Miranda-Filho, K.C.; Pinho, G.L.L.; Wasielesky Jr., W.; Bianchini, A. 2009. Long-term ammonia toxicity to the pink-shrimp Farfantepenaeus paulensis. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. C, Toxicology & Pharmacology 150, 377-382.

Ivar do Sul, J.A.; Rodrigues, O.; Santos, I.R.; Fillmann, G.; Matthiensen, A. 2009. Skin irritation and histopathologic alterations in rats exposed to lightstick contents, UV radiation and seawater. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety 72, 2020-2024.

Moreira, I.; Seixas, T.G.; Kehrig, H.; Fillmann, G.; di Benedito, A.P.M.; Souza, C.M.M.; Malm, O. 2009. Selenium and mercury (total and organic) in tissues of a coastal small cetacean, Pontoporia blainvillei. Journal of Coastal Research 56, 866-870.


Books and Book Chapters


BENITES, C.I.; COSTA, P.G. Emulsões: Aspectos Gerais e Importância na Indústria de Alimentos. In: Leonor Almeida de Sousa Soares, Miriam Ribeiro Galvão Machado, Rosane da Silva Rodrigues. (Org.). Experimentação com animais de laboratório - Manual básico. Pelotas: Editora e Gráfica Universitária - PREC-UFPEL, 2009.

BIANCHINI, A. Vida na Antártica. In: Maria Cordélia S. Machado; Tânia Brito. (Org.). Antártica: Ensino Fundamental e Médio. Brasília - DF: Ministério da Educação, Secretaria da Educação Básica, 2009, v. 9, p. 67-92.

BIANCHINI, A; ROBALDO, R.B.; SAMPAIO, L.A.N. Cultivo do linguado (Paralichthys orbignyanus). In: Baldisserotto, B.; Gomes, L.C.. (Org.). Espécies nativas para piscicultura no Brasil. 2 ed. Santa Maria - RS: Editora UFSM, 2010 .

CASTRO, F.J.; FERNANDES, M.N. Efeito da infestação por parasitos argulídeos na fisiologia e mecanismos de defesa inata em peixes cultivados. In: Tavares-Dias, M. (Org.). Manejo e Sanidade de Peixes em Cultivo. Macapá: EMBRAPA, 2009, v. 1, p. 361-388.

FERNANDES, M.N.; SAKURAGUI, M.M.; SADAUSKAS-HENRIQUE, H.; PAULINO, M.G. ; BENZE, T.B. Monitoramento de Ecossistemas Aquáticos: A Utilização de Peixes como Modelo Biológico. Monitoramento de Águas Continentais. Passos-MG: EDIFESP, 2009.

FREIRA, A.S.; PINHEIRO, M.A.A.; TESHIMA, M.M.; MADEIRA, K.C.; KOETTKER, A.G.; SILVA, H.; FONSECA, D.B. A vida do caranguejo Grapsus grapsus. In: Danielle de Lima Viana e colaboradores. (Org.). O Arquipélago de São Pedro e São Paulo: 10 anos de Estação Científica. Brasília: SECIRM, 2009, v. 1, p. 195-204.

LANA, P.C.; AMARAL, A.C.Z.; SOUZA, J.R.B.; RUTA, C.; PAIVA P.C.; BRASIL, A.C. S.; SANTOS, C.S.G.; GARRAFONI, A.R.S. POLYCHAETA. In: Rosana M. da Rocha; Walter Boeger. (Org.). Estado da Arte e Perspectivas para a Zoologia no Brasi. Curitiba: Editora UFPR, 2009, p. 91-100.

LUZ, J.M.; COLARES, E.P. Conhecendo um mamífero da nossa região: A Lontra. In: Raquel Pereira Quadro; Maria Teresa Orlandin Nunes; Cláudia Andréa Zuchoski Rizzi; Paula Regina Costa Ribeiro. (Org.). Ecos do Sul: Conhecer os ecossistemas costeiros é tri legal! Rio Grande: FURG, 2010, p. 134-140.

MARIANO, W.S.; YOSHIOKA, E.T.O.; SILVA DE ASSIS, H.C. Biomarcadores de Estresse Oxidativo em Peixes. In: Arlindo, S.N.; Wagner dos Santos Mariano, Silvia Fátima P. Soria. (Org.). Tópicos Especiais em Saúde e Criação Animal. São Carlos: Pedro & João Editores, 2009, p. 81-106.

SILVA, L.V.F.; FERNANDES, M.N.; BALDISSEROTTO, B. Incubação e desenvolvimento de peixes aplicados à piscicultura: necessidades e cuidados. In: Tavares-Dias, M. (Org.). Manejo e Sanidade de peixes em cultivo. Macapá: EMBRAPA, 2009, v. 1, p. 64-88.

SOUZA, J.R.B.; CARVALHO, PAULO S.M. Bioindicadores e biomarcadores no sistema bêntico. In: Sigrid Neumann-Leitão; Soraya El-Deir. (Org.). Bioindicadores da Qualidade Ambiental. Recife: Instituto Brasileiro Pró-Cidadania, 2010.

VITULE, J.R.S.; FREIRE, C.A.; PRODOCIMO, V. Plano de controle para camarão gigante da Malásia (Machobrachium rosenbergii). In: Gisley Paula Vidolin, Márcia de Guadalupe Pires Tossulino, Mauro de Moura Britto. (Org.). Plano de controle de espécies exóticas invasoras no estado do Paraná. Curitiba: IAP, Instituto Ambiental do Paraná, 2009, v. 1, p. 67-78.