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Main Title Minutocellus polymorphus': A New Marine Diatom for Use in Algal Toxicity Tests.
Author Walsh, G. E. ; McLaughlin, L. L. ; Yoder, M. J. ; Moody, P. H. ; Lores, E. M. ;
CORP Author Environmental Research Lab., Gulf Breeze, FL.
Publisher 1988
Year Published 1988
Report Number EPA/600/J-88/281 ;CONTRIB-627;
Stock Number PB89-209811
Additional Subjects Diatoms ; Toxicity ; Marine biology ; Plants(Botany) ; Algae ; Environmental tests ; Reprints ; Minutocellus polymorphus
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB89-209811 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 12/18/1989
Collation 8p
The marine diatom, Minutocellus polymorphus, is suited for use as a test species in algal toxicity tests. Its responses to 19 toxicants in a modification of Aquil, a chemically defined phytoplankton culture medium, compared favorably with those of Skeletonema costatum, a common test species. The alga grows rapidly, allowing a test duration of 48 h, thus minimizing complications due to toxicant degradation, volatilization, and adsorption to test vessel walls. These and other characteristics argue strongly for use of M. polymorphus as a standard organism in algal toxicity tests.