Assessing the performance of a bdelloid rotifer Philodina acuticornis odiosa acute toxicity assay

Hagen, T, Allinson, G, Wightwick, A and Nugegoda, D 2009, 'Assessing the performance of a bdelloid rotifer Philodina acuticornis odiosa acute toxicity assay', Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology, vol. 82, no. 3, pp. 285-289.


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Title Assessing the performance of a bdelloid rotifer Philodina acuticornis odiosa acute toxicity assay
Author(s) Hagen, T
Allinson, G
Wightwick, A
Nugegoda, D
Year 2009
Journal name Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology
Volume number 82
Issue number 3
Start page 285
End page 289
Total pages 4
Publisher Springer
Abstract A bioassay using the bdelloid rotifer, Philodina acuticornis odiosa, was evaluated for use as a standard test method for direct toxicity assessment testing in the Australasian region. Philodina acuticornis odiosa was found to be relatively tolerant to phenol (24 h LC50, 142 mg/L). The mortality endpoint was both reliable and repeatable (the coefficients of variation for mortality at the 24 h LC50 concentration ranged from 11%-24% (n = 8)), sufficiently low to warrant further testing with a range of reference toxicants, so that this organism can be included for use as a regulatory test in Australasia.
Subject Environmental Impact Assessment
Keyword(s) Australia
bdelloid rotifer
phenol
toxicity testing
DOI - identifier 10.1007/s00128-008-9611-6
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ISSN 0007-4861
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