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Main Title Experimental Ponds for Evaluating Bioassay Predictions.
Author deNoyelles, F. ; Kettle, W. D. ;
CORP Author Kansas Univ., Lawrence.;Corvallis Environmental Research Lab., OR.
Year Published 1985
Report Number EPA/600/D-87/100;
Stock Number PB87-176749
Additional Subjects Bioassay ; Ponds ; Phytoplankton ; Herbicides ; Accuracy ; Stress(Physiology) ; Chlorine organic compounds ; Nitrogen heterocyclic compounds ; Exposure ; Reprints ; Atrazine
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB87-176749 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/21/1988
Collation 16p
Experimental pond studies were used to demonstrate a means of assessing the accuracy of laboratory and in situ bioassays predicting the effects of chemical stress on phytoplankton. A short-term batch bioassay using changing carbon uptake in photosynthesis predicted an immediate (first 24h) effect of the herbicide atrazine on the phytoplankton communities in experimental ponds. After addition of atrazine to the ponds, the same decreases in carbon uptake were observed, but the appearance of resistant species that soon occurred could not be predicted with the short-term exposure used in such a bioassay. From another experimental pond study a longer-term continuous flow bioassay using changing species composition predicted an effect of increased nutrient and altered pH conditions over a 20-day exposure.