||Representative benthic bioindicator organisms for use in radiation effects research: Culture of Neanthes arenaceodentata (Polychaeta).
Harrison, F. L. ;
Knezovich, J. P. ;
Martinelli, R. E. ;
||Lawrence Livermore National Lab., CA. ;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC (United States). Office of Radiation Programs.;Department of Energy, Washington, DC.
||UCRL-CR-111737 ;EPA-520/1-91-018; W-7405-ENG-48;
Water Pollution ;
Aquatic Ecosystems ;
Biological Indicators ;
Biological Radiation Effects ;
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The purpose of this document is to present a comprehensive synthesis of information pertaining to the selection and maintenance of bioindicator organisms for use in radiation-effects research. The focus of this report is on the benthic polychaete, Neanthes arenaceodentata, a species that has been used successfully at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and other institutions to define the impacts of radiation and chemical toxicants on aquatic organisms. In this document, the authors provide a rationale for the selection of this organism, a description of its reproductive biology, and a description of the conditions that are required for the maintenance and rearing of the organism for use in toxicological research.