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Using mussel as a global bioindicator of coastal microplastic pollution (2019)
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Li, J., Lusher, A. L., Rotchell, J. M., Deudero, S., Turra, A., Bråte, I. L. N., …Shi, H. (2019). Using mussel as a global bioindicator of coastal microplastic pollution. Environmental Pollution, 244, 522-533. doi:10.1016/j.envpol.2018.10.032

The ubiquity and high bioavailability of microplastics have an unknown risk on the marine environment. Bio-monitoring should be used to investigate biotic impacts of microplastic exposure. While many studies have used mussels as indicators for marine... Read More

Microplastics in mussels sampled from coastal waters and supermarkets in the United Kingdom (2018)
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Li, J., Green, C., Reynolds, A., Shi, H., & Rotchell, J. M. (2018). Microplastics in mussels sampled from coastal waters and supermarkets in the United Kingdom. Environmental pollution, 241, 35-44. doi:10.1016/j.envpol.2018.05.038

Global contamination of the marine environment by plastic has led to the discovery of microplastics in a range of marine species, including those for human consumption. In this study, the presence of microplastics and other anthropogenic debris in se... Read More

Target gene expression studies on Platynereis dumerilii and Platynereis cfr massiliensis at the shallow CO2 vents off Ischia, Italy (2017)
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Wäge, J., Rotchell, J. M., Gambi, M., & Hardege, J. D. (2018). Target gene expression studies on Platynereis dumerilii and Platynereis cfr massiliensis at the shallow CO2 vents off Ischia, Italy. Estuarine, coastal and shelf science, 207, 351-358. doi:10.1016/j.ecss.2017.11.012

© 2017 Elsevier Ltd Many studies predict negative effects of ocean acidification on marine organisms, potentially leading to loss of biodiversity and ecosystem function. Research on species inhabiting naturally high pCO2 environments, such as volcani... Read More

Seasonal expression patterns of clock-associated genes in the blue mussel Mytilus edulis (2017)
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Chapman, E. C., O’Dell, A. R., Meligi, N. M., Parsons, D. R., & Rotchell, J. M. (2017). Seasonal expression patterns of clock-associated genes in the blue mussel Mytilus edulis. Chronobiology International, 34(9), 1300-1314. doi:10.1080/07420528.2017.1363224

Environmental cues allow organisms to synchronise their internal biological rhythms with external environmental cycles. These rhythms are regulated on a molecular level by oscillating interactions between clock genes and their proteins. Light is a pa... Read More

Molecular changes in skin pigmented lesions of the coral trout Plectropomus leopardus (2016)
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Lerebours, A., Lerebours, A., Chapman, E. C., Rotchell, J. M., Heupel, M. R., & Sweet, M. J. (2016). Molecular changes in skin pigmented lesions of the coral trout Plectropomus leopardus. Marine environmental research, 120, (130-135). doi:10.1016/j.marenvres.2016.07.009. ISSN 0141-1136

© 2016 Elsevier Ltd A high prevalence of skin pigmented lesions of 15% was recently reported in coral trout Plectropomus leopardus, a commercially important marine fish, inhabiting the Great Barrier Reef. Herein, fish were sampled at two offshore sit... Read More

Environmental concentration of carbamazepine accelerates fish embryonic development and disturbs larvae behavior (2016)
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Qiang, L., Cheng, J., Yi, J., Rotchell, J. M., Zhu, X., & Zhou, J. (2016). Environmental concentration of carbamazepine accelerates fish embryonic development and disturbs larvae behavior. Ecotoxicology, 25(7), 1426-1437. doi:10.1007/s10646-016-1694-y

Environmental pollution caused by pharmaceuticals has been recognized as a major threat to the aquatic ecosystems. Carbamazepine, as the widely prescribed antiepileptic drug, has been frequently detected in the aquatic environment and has created con... Read More

Short-term effects of CO₂-induced low pH exposure on target gene expression in Platynereis dumerilii (2016)
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Wäge, J., Rohr, S., Hardege, J. D., & Rotchell, J. M. (2016). Short-term effects of CO₂-induced low pH exposure on target gene expression in Platynereis dumerilii. Journal of Marine Biology and Oceanography, 5(2), doi:10.4172/2324-8661.1000155

Objective: Increasing atmospheric CO₂ concentration are causing changes to the seawater carbonate chemistry, lowering the pH and we study potential impacts of these changes at the molecular level in a non-calcifying, marine polychaete species Platyne... Read More

Exposure to low pH induces molecular level changes in the marine worm, Platynereis dumerilii (2015)
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Lerebours, A., Hardege, J. D., Rotchell, J. M., & Wäge, J. (2016). Exposure to low pH induces molecular level changes in the marine worm, Platynereis dumerilii. Ecotoxicology and environmental safety, 124(February), (105-110). doi:10.1016/j.ecoenv.2015.10.008. ISSN 0147-6513

© 2015 Elsevier Inc. Fossil fuel emissions and changes in net land use lead to an increase in atmospheric CO 2 concentration and a subsequent decrease of ocean pH. Noticeable effects on organisms' calcification rate, shell structure and energy metabo... Read More

Silver nanoparticles affect the neural development of zebrafish embryos: AgNPs affect the embryonic neural development (2015)
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Xin, Q., Rotchell, J. M., Cheng, J., Yi, J., & Zhang, Q. (2015). Silver nanoparticles affect the neural development of zebrafish embryos: AgNPs affect the embryonic neural development. Journal of Applied Toxicology, 35(12), 1481-1492. doi:10.1002/jat.3164

Silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) have been widely used in commercial products. This study aims to understand the impact of AgNPs on the early developmental stages in zebrafish (Danio rerio) embryos. Embryos were exposed to two sizes of AgNPs at three dos... Read More

Effects of low seawater pH on the marine polychaete Platynereis dumerilii (2015)
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Wäge, J., Hardege, J. D., Larsson, T. A., Simakov, O., Chapman, E. C., Arendt, D., & Rotchell, J. M. (2015). Effects of low seawater pH on the marine polychaete Platynereis dumerilii. Marine pollution bulletin, 95(1), 166-172. doi:10.1016/j.marpolbul.2015.04.027

An important priority for any organism is to maintain internal cellular homeostasis including acidbase balance. Yet, the molecular level impacts of changing environmental conditions, such as low pH, remain uncharacterised. Herein, we isolate partial... Read More

Intersex in scrobicularia plana: transcriptomic analysis reveals novel genes involved in endocrine disruption (2012)
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Ciocan, C. M., Cubero-Leon, E., Peck, M. R., Langston, W. J., Pope, N., Minier, C., & Rotchell, J. M. (2012). Intersex in scrobicularia plana: transcriptomic analysis reveals novel genes involved in endocrine disruption. Environmental Science and Technology, 46(23), 12936-12942. doi:10.1021/es302948g

Intersex, the appearance of female characteristics in male gonads, has been identified in a wide range of aquatic species worldwide, yet the underpinning molecular etiology remains uncharacterised. The presence of intersex has been shown to be a wide... Read More

Metabolomic analysis of sex specific metabolites in gonads of the mussel, Mytilus edulis (2012)
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Cubero-Leon, E., Minier, C., Hill, E. M., & Rotchell, J. (2012). Metabolomic analysis of sex specific metabolites in gonads of the mussel, Mytilus edulis. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology - Part D: Genomics and Proteomics, 7(2), (212-219). doi:10.1016/j.cbd.2012.03.002. ISSN 1744-117X

Marine mussels have been used as sentinel organisms to monitor exposure to a variety of chemical contaminants, including endocrine disrupting chemicals, in the aquatic environment. Although they are an important species for use in ecotoxicology inves... Read More