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Main Title Development of a Sperm Cell Toxicity Test for Marine Waters.
Author Dinnel, P. A. ; Stober, Q. J. ; Crumley, S. C. ; Nakatani, R. E. ;
CORP Author Washington Univ., Seattle. Fisheries Research Inst.;Corvallis Environmental Research Lab., OR.
Year Published 1982
Report Number EPA-R-805839; EPA-600/J-82-330;
Stock Number PB83-223784
Additional Subjects Sea urchins ; Germ cells ; Toxicity ; Ocean environments ; Water pollution ; Exposure ; Monitoring ; Silver nitrate ; Pesticides ; Reprints ; Sand dollars
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB83-223784 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
Collation 11p
Preliminary methods for conducting a quick and sensitive sperm cell toxicity test for marine waters have been developed. This paper presents a simple static test in which sea urchin or sand dollar sperm cells are exposed to test or control solutions for short periods of time (typically 15 to 60 mins.). Sperm cell toxicity tests with two reference toxicants (silver nitrate and the pesticide endosulfan) showed that toxic responses were directly related to sperm exposure time. Additional development and refinement of this sperm cell toxicity test should yield an additional tool for the biomonitoring of receiving water quality.