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Sensitivity of Daphnia carinata Sensu Lato to the Insect Growth Regulator, Pyriproxyfen

Trayler, K.M. and Davis, J.A. (1996) Sensitivity of Daphnia carinata Sensu Lato to the Insect Growth Regulator, Pyriproxyfen. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety, 33 (2). pp. 154-156.

Link to Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1006/eesa.1996.0019
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Abstract

This paper reports the sensitivity ofDaphnia carinatasensu lato to pyriproxyfen, a promising chironomid control agent. Neonates exposed to pyriproxyfen in acute toxicity trials produced 48-hr LC50of 0.08 ppm, eight times the concentration known to control the emergence of nuisance chironomids. However, continuous exposure to pyriproxyfen (0.01 ppm) during a 3-brood, 14-day life cycle test, suppressed the growth ofD. carinataand reduced reproduction by as much as 80%.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Biological and Environmental Sciences
Publisher: Elsevier Inc.
Copyright: © 1996 Academic Press
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/19221
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