Phorcus

Phorcus

(fôr`kəs), in Greek mythology, sea god, son of Pontus and Gaea. He married his sister Ceto, who bore him a brood of monsters, including the Gorgons, the Graeae, Scylla, and the Sirens.
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Effects of metal pollution on the activities of Acetylcholinesterase and glutathione -S transferase in Phorcus (Osilinus) turbinatus (Gastropoda, Trochidae) of the coast EastAlgerian.
Phorcus (Osilinus) turbinatus (Born, 1778), Gastropoda herbivorous grazers, sessile and easy to remove, using in the biolonitoring study, while given its ability to bioaccumulate the various pollutants in their tissues [24,25] and heavy metals [26,27,2829].
Two biomarkers (acetylcholinesterase activity "AChE" and Glutathion s transferase activity "GST") were evaluated in Phorcus (Osilinus) turbinatus collected from the four stations.
Phorcus (Osilinus) turbinatus were sampled at four stations along the Algerian East coast (36[degrees]56'44.19"N 6[degrees]15'39.08"E) and (36[degrees]50'38.18"N - 7[degrees]49'39.38"E) over a distance of almost 350 km.
Metal distribution in tissue of Phorcus turbinatus:
This study presents the results of some biochemical markers (AChE, GST) measured in the head and the mantle of Phorcus (Osilinus) turbinatus sentinel species useful for Biomonitoring the environment.
Sabrine Boucetta, Hayet Beldi, Brahim Draredja., Effects of metal pollution on the activities of Acetylcholinesterase and glutathione -S -transferase in Phorcus (Osilinus) turbinatus (Gastropoda, Trochidae) of the coast East-Algerian