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Lamellidens marginalis: an evaluation of its potential as a bioindicator species of metal pollution

PUBLISHED March 09, 2023 (DOI: https://doi.org/10.54985/peeref.2303p7571467)



Snigdha Baliarsingh1 , Bharat Bhusan Patnaik1 , Shailesh Saurabh2
  1. PG Department of Biosciences and Biotechnology, Fakir Mohan University, Balasore, Odisha, India
  2. ICAR-Central Institute of Freshwater Aquaculture, Bhubaneswar, Odisha

Conference / event

International Conference on Emerging Technology for Environmental Sustainability, February 2023 (Balasore, India)

Poster summary

Freshwater mussels are essential to the ecology and are frequently used as environmental indicators. The mussels have been used as biological monitoring species to understand the metal loads in the riverine ecosystems. On the other hand, these mollusks are one of the most vulnerable groups for wild extinction due to anthropogenic influences and over-exploitation in search of food and pearl. Lamellidens marginalis is one of India’s most popular freshwater mussel for making pearls. Moreover, the species has been targeted as a biofilter for restoring heavy metals contaminated aquatic environments. Further, evidence indicates the use of L. marginalis to establish a local environmental monitoring network and assess trends of metal contamination in freshwater ecosystems. This review broadly summarizes the research outcomes about the utilization of L. marginalis as a bioindicator species of metal pollution. This is why conservation planning could protect such cost-effective natural resources.


Lamellidens marginalis, Environmental monitoring, Conservation, Genomics, Biofilter

Research areas

Biological Sciences, Genetics, Zoology, Environmental Sciences, Bioinformatics and Genomics


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No competing interests were disclosed.
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Data sharing not applicable to this poster as no datasets were generated or analyzed during the current study.
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Copyright © 2023 Baliarsingh et al. This is an open access work distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Baliarsingh, S., Patnaik, B., Saurabh, S. Lamellidens marginalis: an evaluation of its potential as a bioindicator species of metal pollution [not peer reviewed]. Peeref 2023 (poster).
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