Contrasting bioaccumulation and transport behaviour of two artificial radionuclides (241Am and 134Cs) in cuttlefish eggshell

Abstract : Radionuclide experiments were performed to study the accumulation, retention and transport of 241Am and 134Cs in eggs of the common cuttlefish Sepia officinalis. Experiments were designed to determine the processes controlling uptake of both radionuclides following exposure via seawater. The bioaccumulation of both radionuclides displayed saturation kinetics with steady state in uptake being reached in 10 d for 241Am and 6 d for 134Cs. 241Am was readily taken up by the eggs which reached a concentration factor (CF) of 20 after 10 d of exposure. During embryonic development, the eggshell acted as an effective shield against 241Am penetration with 98% of the radionuclide associated with this membrane. In contrast, 134Cs was transported across the eggshell but was not concentrated to any large extent in the eggs. The mean 134Cs CF for the whole egg did not exceed 1.3 ± 0.2, indicating a poor affinity of 134Cs for the embryonic tissues of cuttlefish.
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Vie et Milieu, Laboratoire Arago, 2006, 56 (2), pp.153-156
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Paco Bustamante, Jean-Louis Teyssié, Scott Fowler, Michel Warnau. Contrasting bioaccumulation and transport behaviour of two artificial radionuclides (241Am and 134Cs) in cuttlefish eggshell. Vie et Milieu, Laboratoire Arago, 2006, 56 (2), pp.153-156. 〈hal-00186652〉

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