In vitro test-based comparison of pesticide-induced sensitivity in marine and freshwater phytoplankton

Type Article
Date 2006-11
Language English
Author(s) Arzul Genevieve1, Quiniou Francoise1, Carrie Cecile2
Affiliation(s) 1 : IFREMER, Dept Biogeochem & Ecotoxicol, F-29280 Plouzane, France.
2 : Pole Analyt Eaux, F-29280 Plouzane, France.
Source Toxicology Mechanisms and Methods (1537-6524) (Taylor & Francis inc), 2006-11 , Vol. 16 , N. 8 , P. 431-437
DOI 10.1080/15376520600698717
WOS© Times Cited 10
Keyword(s) REGTOX Macro, Pesticides, Marine phytoplankton, Freshwater phytoplankton, DEBtox model
Abstract This study aims to assess the effects of two pesticides, namely the insecticide carbofuran and the herbicide isoproturon, on monospecifically cultivated marine and freshwater phytoplankton according to standard methods. In the presence of pesticide, growth rates were lower in marine species Chaetoceros gracilis and Phaeodactylum tricornutum than in freshwater species Chlorella vulgaris and Selenastrum capricornutum after 72 hours. The EC50 values were obtained with the REGTOX Macro software, and the NEC values by applying the DEBtox model.
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