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Main Title Alterations in the Energy Metabolism of an Estuarine Mysid 'Mysidopsis bahia' as Indicators of Stress from Chronic Pesticide Exposure.
Author McKenney, C. L. ; Matthews, E. ;
CORP Author Environmental Research Lab., Gulf Breeze, FL.
Publisher c1990
Year Published 1990
Report Number EPA/600/J-90/381;
Stock Number PB91-163949
Additional Subjects Organophosphate insecticides ; Water pollution effects(Animals) ; Energy metabolism ; Zooplankton ; Fenthion ; Stress(Physiology) ; Oxygen ; Nitrogen ; Lipids ; Oxygen consumption ; Ammonia ; Reprints ; Mysidopsis bahia ; Toxic substances
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NTIS  PB91-163949 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 06/13/1991
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Abstract Various aspects of the energy metabolism of an estuarine mysid (Mysidopsis bahia) were examined for different life stages during a life-cycle exposure to the organophosphate pesticide, fenthion. Dose-response relationships were developed for several metabolic rate functions (oxygen consumption and ammonia excretion) and their combined bioenergetic and physiological indices (K2 values and O:N ratios). Initial exposure to fenthion resulted in elevated respiration rates of juvenile mysids. As shown by lower net growth efficiency (K2 values), these increased metabolic demands reduced the amount of assimilated energy available for production of new tissue, resulting in retarded juvenile growth rates. Results, when compared with similar studies with two other pesticide classes, suggest that measurements of alterations in the energy metabolism of contaminated individuals from sensitive zooplankton populations (e.g. mysids) may be used as indicators of reductions in population performance from chronic exposure to toxic organics.
Supplementary Notes Pub. in Marine Environmental Research, v30 p1-19 1990.
NTIS Title Notes Journal article.
Title Annotations Reprint: Alterations in the Energy Metabolism of an Estuarine Mysid 'Mysidopsis bahia' as Indicators of Stress from Chronic Pesticide Exposure.
Category Codes 68E; 68D; 47D
NTIS Prices PC A03/MF A01
Primary Description 600/04
Document Type NT
Cataloging Source NTIS/MT
Control Number 113027769
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Type CAT