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Correct Fish Muscle AChE Extraction for Use in Environmental Risk Assessment and Ecotoxicological Studies Has Been Neglected


Several articles published in the field of ecotoxicology and environmental risk assessment have failed to adequately use fish muscle cholinesterases as biomarkers. This letter seeks to underline the importance of developing and applying correct protocols for the extraction of these enzymes from the tissues of these animals.

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Lopes, R.M. Correct Fish Muscle AChE Extraction for Use in Environmental Risk Assessment and Ecotoxicological Studies Has Been Neglected. Bull Environ Contam Toxicol 104, 721–722 (2020).

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  • Acetylcholinesterase
  • Muscle
  • Fish
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Environmental risk assessment