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Chronic toxicity of phenanthrene to the marine polychaete worm, Nereis (Neanthes) arenaceodentata.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8720099     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) are widely distributed in the environment. While environmental concentrations are generally below acutely lethal levels (Hyland and Schneider 1976), chronic, low level exposures may result in subtle sublethal effects. PAHs accumulate in bottom sediments and may represent a hazard to the benthos. Polychaetes are important members of this community (Officer and Lynch 1989). The objective of this study is to evaluate the chronic sublethal effects of one PAH, phenanthrene (PHN), on the polychaete worm, Nereis (Neanthes) arenaceodentata. PHN was selected because of its high toxicity to marine invertebrates relative to other PAHs (Neff 1979).
V L Emery; T M Dillon
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Bulletin of environmental contamination and toxicology     Volume:  56     ISSN:  0007-4861     ISO Abbreviation:  Bull Environ Contam Toxicol     Publication Date:  1996 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1996-09-30     Completed Date:  1996-09-30     Revised Date:  2009-11-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0046021     Medline TA:  Bull Environ Contam Toxicol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  265-70     Citation Subset:  IM    
USAE Waterways Experiment Station, Environmental Laboratory, Vicksburg, Mississippi, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Environmental Monitoring
Lethal Dose 50
Phenanthrenes / toxicity*
Polychaeta / drug effects*,  growth & development
Time Factors
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Phenanthrenes; 85-01-8/phenanthrene

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