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Title: The daphnia bioassay - a critique
Author: Baird, Donald J.
Barber, Ian
Bradley, Mairead
Calow, Peter
Soares, Amadeu
Keywords: Daphnia
Effects of food concentration
Genetic variation
Maternal effects
Laboratory culture
Genotype-environment effects
Issue Date: 1989
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Abstract: Daphnia magna is used widely as a standard ecotoxicological indicator organism, and protocols exist for its use in assessing the toxicity of substances under acute and chronic experimental conditions. Problems exist in repeatability of such bioassays between laboratories. Sources of variation are identified using a simple quantitative genetics model. Presenting specific examples, we conclude that these problems are tractable, but only if the genotype and culture conditions prior to and during tests are strictly controlled.
Description: CESAM-artigos
Peer review: yes
ISSN: 0018-8158
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