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Progress in an ecotoxicological standard protocol with protozoa: results from a pilot ring test with Tetrahymena pyriformis
Chemosphere (1997)
  • J Larsen
  • Terry W Schultz, University of Tennessee - Knoxville
  • L Rasmussen
  • R Hoofman
  • W Pauli
Abstract

The aim of this project was to develop a standardized multigeneration growth inhibition test protocol to assess the sublethal effects of industrial chemicals and pesticides on protozoans. The inclusion of a test with protozoa would be an ecologically relevant supplement to the existing basic set in aquatic toxicity testing. The different aspects evaluated in the pilot ring study include: two media, two volumes, two end points and two different methods to measure the cell density. Taking into account the aim to develop a simple, sensitive, reproducible and cost effective test, recommendations are made for a standardized protocol.

Publication Date
September, 1997
Citation Information
J Larsen, Terry W Schultz, L Rasmussen, R Hoofman, et al.. "Progress in an ecotoxicological standard protocol with protozoa: results from a pilot ring test with Tetrahymena pyriformis" Chemosphere Vol. 35 Iss. 5 (1997)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/terry_schultz/88/