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Sanaz Khosravi, Saber Khodabandeh, Naser Agh and Mahdieh Bakhtiarian Effects of Salinity and Ultraviolet Radiation on the Bioaccumulation of Mycosporine-like Amino Acids in Artemia from Lake Urmia (Iran) Photochemistry and Photobiology 89

Article first published online: 6 NOV 2012 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1751-1097.2012.01245.x

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This study examined the effects of salinity and artificial UV radiation on accumulation of mycosporine-like amino acids (MAAs) in sexual and parthenogenetic Artemia from Lake Urmia. The results showed a significant increase in MAA concentrations in both Artemia populations by increment of water salinity. Also, the acquisition efficiency of MAAs in both Artemia populations increased under exposure to UVR-supplemented photosynthetically active radiation (PAR) compared to those raised under PAR. The presence of these compounds in these populations of Artemia may increase their adaptability for living in high-UV and high-salinity conditions prevailing in Lake Urmia.

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