Cytogenetic damage induced by crude oil in Anodonta cygnea (mollusca,bivalvia) assessed by the comet assay and micronucleus test

S. Eskandari; H. Mozdarani; A. Mashinchian Moradi; M. H. Shahhosseiny

Volume 2, Issue 4 , December 2012, Pages 215-224

  Crude oil is enriched in polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs). Many PAH analogs have proved to potentially damage DNA. DNA damage can be assessed using various biomarkers to find out the degree of genotoxicity of pollutants following in vitro exposure. In this research the comet assay and micronucleus ...  Read More

Analysis of red tide in strait of Hormuz in 2008-2009 using ocean satellite data

S. Hamzehei; A.A. Bidokhti; M. S. Mortazavi; A. H. Gheiby

Volume 2, Issue 4 , December 2012, Pages 225-232

  pollutions. Recently, both Persian Gulf and Gulf of Oman are experiencing several types of pollution including oil spills and heavy metal pollutions as well as Harmful Algal Bloom (HAB) caused by biological and environmental changes. Theiroccurrence of the red tide or harmful algal bloom during fall ...  Read More

Assessment of DNA damage induced by butachlor on Cyprinuscarpio(L. 1758) using Single Cell Gel Electrophoresis

A. Mashinchian Moradi; M. AlidoustSalimi; M. H. Shahhosseini; P. AlidoustSalimi

Volume 2, Issue 4 , December 2012, Pages 233-238

  Butachlor (N-(butoxymethyl)-2-chloro-N-2, 6-diethylacetanillide) is widely used chloroacetanilide herbicide in Asian region, especially in the north of Iran. Several studies have been reported on toxicity of butachlor, but little information is accessible on DNA damaging potential. Thus, the present ...  Read More

Safety assessment of offshore structure

A. Zendegani; A. Narimannejad; M. R. MiriLavasani; G. Nasiri

Volume 2, Issue 4 , December 2012, Pages 239-248

  Reliability of a system is the probability that it will function as intended for the required period of time. The opposite of reliability is failure probability per unit time or over time, such as a life cycle. Following a review of existing reliability codes and approaches, comprehensive approaches ...  Read More

Heavy metals phytoremediation by aquatic plants (Hyrocotyle ranocloides, Ceratophyllum demersum) of Anzali lagoon

L. VahdatiRaad; H. Khara

Volume 2, Issue 4 , December 2012, Pages 249-254

  Wetlands are often considered sinks for contaminants, and Aquatic plants have been shown to play important roles in wetland biogeochemistry through their active and passive circulation of elements. In this research, in order to evaluate the concentration level of heavy metals released by the urban, industrial ...  Read More

Determination of concentration of organophosphate pesticides

A. Mashian Moradi; R. Golshani

Volume 2, Issue 4 , December 2012, Pages 255-258

  Pesticides are used extensively in agricultural lands in Northern provinces of Iran which makes river ecosystems more vulnerable to pesticides pollution. This study was conducted in three river estuaries (Babolrud, Tajanrud and Gorganrud), focusing mainly on the concentration levels of organophosphate ...  Read More