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Assessing the effects of Irgarol 1051 on marine phytoplankton populations in Key Largo Harbor, Florida.
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PMID:  16472825     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The antifouling boosting agent Irgarol 1051 is a strong inhibitor of the photosystem II (PSII) with high efficiency/toxicity towards algae. However, because some phytoplankton species are more sensitive to Irgarol than others, its persistent release into the environment could result in adverse changes in the phytoplankton community structure at heavily impacted sites such as marinas. Continuous monitoring in the Florida Keys showed Irgarol concentrations of up to 635 ngL(-1) in the canal system leading to Key Largo Harbor Marina (KLH) with a sharp decrease in concentration at stations offshore from the mouth of the canal. Preliminary phytoplankton community assessments from surface water samples collected in KLH between February and August 2004 showed changes in several phytoplankton species in concordance with the increase of the herbicide concentrations. Typical responses include an increase in the abundance of eukaryotes and Cryptomonas sp. as Irgarol concentrations increase.
Ingrid M Zamora-Ley; Piero R Gardinali; Frank J Jochem
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article     Date:  2006-02-10
Journal Detail:
Title:  Marine pollution bulletin     Volume:  52     ISSN:  0025-326X     ISO Abbreviation:  Mar. Pollut. Bull.     Publication Date:  2006 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-09-01     Completed Date:  2008-03-06     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0260231     Medline TA:  Mar Pollut Bull     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  935-41     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Environmental Studies, Florida International University, Miami, FL, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Chlorophyll / analysis
Dose-Response Relationship, Drug
Flow Cytometry
Herbicides / pharmacology*
Phytoplankton / chemistry,  classification,  drug effects*,  isolation & purification
Population Density
Seawater / analysis
Time Factors
Triazines / analysis,  pharmacology*
Water Pollutants, Chemical / analysis,  pharmacology*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Herbicides; 0/Triazines; 0/Water Pollutants, Chemical; 1406-65-1/Chlorophyll; 28159-98-0/irgarol 1051

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