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Main Title Electrophysiological Detection of Sublethal Neurotoxic Effects in Intact Earthworms.
Author Drewes, C. D. ; Vining, E. P. ; Callahan, C. A. ;
CORP Author Iowa State Univ., Ames.;Corvallis Environmental Research Lab., OR.
Year Published 1985
Report Number EPA/600/D-85/002;
Stock Number PB85-153526
Additional Subjects Worms ; Toxicity ; Nervous system ; Detection ; Sensitivity ; Electrophysiolic recording ; Test methods ; Neurology ; Assessments ; Exposure ; Pesticides ; Pollution ; Damage ; Behavior ; Chlorine organic compounds ; Phosphorus organic compounds ; Earthworms ; Motor functions
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB85-153526 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/21/1988
Collation 28p
The nervous system of earthworms is a logical site for studying the deleterious effects of many toxic substances because neural functions are often more sensitive to disruption than other physiological processes. However, the sublethal effects of toxicants on neural and behavioral functions may be subtle and their detection and quantification may require use of relatively sophisticated electrophysiological testing methods. These methods permit assessment of the sublethal effects of various toxicants on nervous system function and motor activity in a wide variety of earthworm species of all ages.