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Gamma Radiation Reduced Toxicity of Azoxystrobin Tested on Artemia franciscana


Fungicide azoxystrobin toxicity was monitored by means of a 96-h biotest with Artemia franciscana nauplius stages after exposure to solutions with concentrations of 0.2, 0.4, 0.6 and 0.8 mg L−1 irradiated with 60Co gamma radiation with doses of 1, 2.5, 5 and 10 kGy. The effects of ionization radiation on azoxystrobin toxicity were mainly manifested by a statistically significant reduction of lethality after 72- and 96-h exposure. A maximum reduction of lethality of 72 % was achieved using doses of 1–5 kGy for an azoxystrobin initial concentration of 0.4 mg L−1 and after 72 h of exposure. At a 96-h exposure, a difference of lethal effects reached up to 70 % for a dose of 10 kGy. The observed effect of gamma ionizing radiation on azoxystrobin toxicity suggest that this approach can be applied as an alternative for a reduction of azoxystrobin residua in food.

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The present study was supported by The National Reference Laboratory for Pesticides SR, UVLF-KE and the project of Internal Grant Agency University of Veterinary and Pharmaceutical Sciences Brno IGA VFU Brno 92/2011/FVHE, (IG212112).

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Dvorak, P., Zdarsky, M., Benova, K. et al. Gamma Radiation Reduced Toxicity of Azoxystrobin Tested on Artemia franciscana . Bull Environ Contam Toxicol 96, 822–826 (2016).

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  • Nauplius stages Artemia franciscana
  • 60Co gamma radiation
  • Biotest
  • Fungicide azoxystrobin