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Avoidance response of Enchytraeus albidus in relation to carbendazim ageing.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18992976     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In this study, avoidance response of Enchytraeus albidus to LUFA 2.2 soil contaminated with pesticide carbendazim was investigated. The aim was to clarify minimal test duration and temporal changes in avoidance response due to contamination ageing. Firstly, the concentration causing 50% avoidance (EC(50)) was determined as 7.6 mg/kg. Then, test duration needed to reach this value (ET(50)=approximately 18 h) was identified. Finally, the capability of E. albidus avoidance test to reflect the changes of pollutant bioavailability was tested. The soil was spiked with carbendazim at the EC(50) concentration 1, 14, or 28 days before the test started and avoidance effects of fresh versus aged contamination were compared. The results indicated that enchytraeids preferred soil contaminated for 28 days prior to assay where carbendazim was probably less bioavailable than in freshly spiked soil. Our results open an interesting research area of potential use of avoidance tests for contaminant bioavailability assessment.
Klára Kobeticová; Jakub Hofman; Ivan Holoubek
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2008-11-07
Journal Detail:
Title:  Environmental pollution (Barking, Essex : 1987)     Volume:  157     ISSN:  1873-6424     ISO Abbreviation:  Environ. Pollut.     Publication Date:  2009 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-12-08     Completed Date:  2009-04-17     Revised Date:  2013-05-28    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8804476     Medline TA:  Environ Pollut     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  704-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Research Centre for Environmental Chemistry and Ecotoxicology (RECETOX), Faculty of Science, Masaryk University, Kamenice 126/3, Brno CZ-62500, Czech Republic.
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MeSH Terms
Benzimidazoles / pharmacology*
Carbamates / pharmacology*
Dose-Response Relationship, Drug
Environmental Monitoring / methods
Escape Reaction / drug effects*
Fungicides, Industrial / pharmacology*
Oligochaeta / drug effects*,  physiology
Soil Pollutants / pharmacology*
Time Factors
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Benzimidazoles; 0/Carbamates; 0/Fungicides, Industrial; 0/Soil Pollutants; H75J14AA89/carbendazim

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