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Acute and Chronic Toxicity of Buprofezin on Daphnia Magna and the Recovery Evaluation


The toxic effects of buprofezin on Daphnia magna after both chronic and acute exposures were evaluated according to OECD guidelines. A 48-h acute exposure of buprofezin resulted in daphnid immobility at an EC50 of 0.44 mg/L. In a 14 days chronic exposure of buprofezin (0, 0.025, 0.05, 0.10 and 0.15 mg/L), the development and reproduction of daphnids were all significantly affected and the body length was more sensitive than other observed parameters. However, the adverse effects of buprofezin on parental daphnids can be passed on to their offspring and cannot be recovered in a short time.

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The present study was financially supported by Special Fund for Agro-scientific Research in the Public Interest: study on comprehensive cultivation techniques for pesticide risk assessment (No.20090354-02). Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the funding agency.

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Correspondence to Chengju Wang.

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Yong Liu and Suzhen Qi contributed equally to this work.

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Liu, Y., Qi, S., Zhang, W. et al. Acute and Chronic Toxicity of Buprofezin on Daphnia Magna and the Recovery Evaluation. Bull Environ Contam Toxicol 89, 966–969 (2012).

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  • Daphnia magna
  • Chronic toxicity
  • Recovery test
  • Buprofezin