Table 2 Description of the study sites, location, British Columbia Water Quality Index (BCWQI) category and pollution condition.

From: Selection of suitable reference genes for gene expression analysis in gills and liver of fish under field pollution conditions

Site Location BCWQI category Condition
San Francisco de Mostazal (SFM) 33°58′19.97″S; 70°42′56.49″O Acceptable Nonpolluted
Isla de Maipo (IM) 33°44′58″ S; 70°53′26″O Poor Polluted
Pelvin (PEL) 33°36′21″S; 70°54′33″O Marginal Polluted
Melipilla (MEL) 33°42′50″S; 71°12′39″O Marginal Polluted