Multigeneration exposure of the springtail Folsomia candida to phenanthrene: from dose-response relationships to threshold concentrations.

M. Leon Paumen, E. Steenbergen, M.H.S. Kraak, N.M. van Straalen, C.A.M. van Gestel

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Abstract

Results of life-cycle toxicity experiments are supposed to be indicative for long-term effects of exposure to toxicants. Several studies, however, have shown that adaptation or extinction of populations exposed for several generations may occur. The aim of this study was therefore to determine if the effects of the PAH phenanthrene on survival and reproduction of the springtail Folsomia Candida exposed for 10 consecutive generations to contaminated soil would progressively increase, or, alternatively, if adaptation of the test organisms to the toxicant would occur. LC
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6985-6990
JournalEnvironmental Science and Technology
Volume42
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008

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