Field evaluation of benzopyrene hydroxylase induction as a monitor for marine petroleum pollution

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Science  05 Mar 1976:
Vol. 191, Issue 4230, pp. 945-946
DOI: 10.1126/science.1251203


Fish from petroleum-contaminated sites in the marine environment have elevated levels of benzopyrene hydroxylase activity in liver and gill tissue. This sublethal response appears to be a practical biological monitor for marine petroleum pollution.