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Effect of Aldrin on Life History Characteristics of Rotifer Brachionus calyciflorus Pallas

Abstract

The organochlorine insecticide aldrin is commonly used in intensive agriculture, and demonstrates estrogenic activity. Rotifers such as Brachionus calyciflorus are favored test animals in aquatic toxicology because of their more sensitivity to most toxicants. In the tested concentration range of 0.04–1.28 mg/L, aldrin shortened significantly the durations of embryonic development. Lower concentrations of aldrin had an intriguing effect on the reproduction of the rotifers and are beneficial to their survival. Different endpoints of both development and reproduction had different sensitivity to aldrin. The reproductive endpoint of the rotifers is more sensitive to aldrin than the developmental endpoint.

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This work was supported by Natural Scientific Foundation of China (30470323), Natural Scientific Foundation of Educational Ministry of China (051286), Excellent Youth Foundation in Anhui Province (04043050), and Natural Scientific Foundation of Educational Committee of Anhui Province, China (2003kj032zd).

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Huang, L., Xi, YL., Zha, CW. et al. Effect of Aldrin on Life History Characteristics of Rotifer Brachionus calyciflorus Pallas. Bull Environ Contam Toxicol 79, 524–528 (2007). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00128-007-9271-y

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Keywords

  • Rotifer
  • Aldrin
  • Life history characteristics