The Parthenogenetic Cosmopolitan Chironomid, Paratanytarsus grimmii, as a New Standard Test Species for Ecotoxicology: Culturing Methodology and Sensitivity to Aqueous Pollutants

Gagliardi, B, Long, S, Pettigrove, V and Hoffmann, A 2015, 'The Parthenogenetic Cosmopolitan Chironomid, Paratanytarsus grimmii, as a New Standard Test Species for Ecotoxicology: Culturing Methodology and Sensitivity to Aqueous Pollutants', Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology, vol. 95, no. 3, pp. 350-356.


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Title The Parthenogenetic Cosmopolitan Chironomid, Paratanytarsus grimmii, as a New Standard Test Species for Ecotoxicology: Culturing Methodology and Sensitivity to Aqueous Pollutants
Author(s) Gagliardi, B
Long, S
Pettigrove, V
Hoffmann, A
Year 2015
Journal name Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology
Volume number 95
Issue number 3
Start page 350
End page 356
Total pages 7
Publisher Springer Science+Business Media
Abstract Chironomids from the genus Chironomus are widely used in laboratory ecotoxicology, but are prone to inbreeding depression, which can compromise test results. The standard Chironomus test species (C. riparius, C. dilutus and C. yoshimatsui) are also not cosmopolitan, making it difficult to compare results between geographic regions. In contrast, the chironomid Paratanytarsus grimmii is cosmopolitan, and not susceptible to inbreeding depression because it reproduces asexually by apomictic parthenogenesis. However, there is no standardised culturing methodology for P. grimmii, and a lack of acute toxicity data for common pollutants (metals and pesticides). In this study, we developed a reliable culturing methodology for P. grimmii. We also determined 24-h first instar LC50s for the metals Cu, Pb, Zn, Cd and the insecticide imidacloprid. By developing this culturing methodology and generating the first acute metal and imidacloprid LC50s for P. grimmii, we provide a basis for using P. grimmii in routine ecotoxicological testing.
Subject Invertebrate Biology
Keyword(s) Aquatic ecotoxicology
Chironomidae
Inbreeding depression
Paratanytarsus grimmii
Laboratory culture
Apomictic parthenogenesis
Chironomus
DOI - identifier 10.1007/s00128-015-1578-5
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ISSN 0007-4861
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