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Rhodanese is a Possible Enzyme Marker for Cyanide Environmental Stress on Aquatic Life

RE Okonji, OO Komolafe, BS Fagbohunka, AO Adeoye

Abstract


Rhodanese is a cyanide detoxifying enzyme. The role of man through his anthropogenic activities in and around water bodies have increased in recent times. These have led to constant exposure of water body to cyanide and cyanide compounds with increase to loss of many aquatic lives. There are limited methods employed in quick detection of cyanide in water. The aim of this paper was to present rhodanese, an enzyme, as a possible marker for detecting and monitoring water pollution as a result of environmental stress from anthropogenic activities and constant climatic changes.

Keywords: Rhodanese, Aquatic Life, Water Body, Cyanide, Toxicity




http://dx.doi.org/10.5897/AJB2015.14475
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