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Main Title Toxicity of selected pesticides to the bay mussel (Mytilus edulis) /
Author Liu, David H. W.,
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Lee, Jean M.,
Hegre, C. S.,
CORP Author Stanford Research Inst., Menlo Park, Calif.;National Environmental Research Center, Corvallis, Oreg.
Publisher National Environmental Research Center Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1975
Report Number EPA-660/3-75-016
Stock Number PB-243 221
OCLC Number 01520061
Subjects Pesticides--Toxicology. ; Mussels. ; Mytilus edulis.
Additional Subjects Toxicology ; Mussels ; Pesticides ; Aquatic animals ; Toxicity ; Mortality ; Pelecypoda ; DDT ; Malathion ; Insecticides ; Herbicides ; Growth ; Chlorine aromatic compounds ; Larvae ; Bioassay ; Tables(Data) ; Mytilus edulis ; Water pollution effects(Animals) ; Carbaryl ; D 2-4 herbicide ; Acetic acid/2-4-dichlorophenoxy
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EHBD  EPA-660/3-75-016 2 copies CEMM/ACESD Library/Narragansett,RI 04/13/2007
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA-660-3-75-016 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 02/23/2011
EJBD  EPA-660-3-75-016 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 08/16/2013
EJDD  EPA-660/3-75-016 Env Science Center Library/Ft Meade,MD 03/14/1997
EKAM  QH545.P4L5 Region 4 Library/Atlanta,GA 01/17/1997
EKBD  EPA-660/3-75-016 c.1 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 07/16/2019
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EKCD  EPA-660/3-75-016 CEMM/GEMMD Library/Gulf Breeze,FL 11/27/2018
ELBD  EPA 660-3-75-016 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 04/25/1998
ELDD  EPA-660/3-75-016 CCTE/GLTED Library/Duluth,MN 11/03/2000
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NTIS  PB-243 221 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation viii, 102 pages : illustrations, charts ; 27 cm.
The toxicity of the insecticides Sevin, methoxychlor, and malathion and of the herbicides Treflan and 2,4-D to the bay mussel (Mytilus edulis) was investigated. Toxic effects were measured in terms of survival of and byssus-thread attachment by adults, embryo shell development, and larval growth and metamorphosis. The results indicated that growth was the most sensitive measure of toxicity. All the pesticides produced statistically significant (p = 0.05) reductions in larval shell length after 10 to 20 days of exposure. Relative to potency, methoxychlor was the most toxic, and 2,4-D was the least toxic. The effects on embryo development of delaying the time of fertilization and of using seawater larval culture media of various ages also were studied, and substrate preference by metamorphosing larvae was investigated.
"May 1975"--Cover. "Contract No. 68-01-0190, Program Element 1BA022, ROAP/TASK 16 AAR/13"--Title page. "Project Officer C.S. Hegre, National Marine Water Quality Laboratory National Environmental Research Center"--Title page. "This report was submitted in fulfillment of SRI Project No. LSU-1900, Contract No. 68-01-0190, by Stanford Research Institute under the (partial) sponsorhsip of the Environmental Protection Agency. Work was completed as of March 31, 1974."--Page ii. Bibliography: pages 81-84. Sponsored by the Environmental Protection Agency Contract Number: 68-01-0190