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Effects of dietary zinc exposure on the life history of the parthenogenetic springtail Folsomia candida (Collembola: Isotomidae).
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15230324     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The effect of zinc on growth and reproduction of the springtail Folsomia candida has been determined for individual animals exposed to contaminated food. Zinc caused a decrease in growth of the springtails, which resulted in a decrease in the estimated final fresh weight at the highest exposure level (20 mg/g dry food). Other effects were observed from 5 mg/g dry food and included an increase of the juvenile period, an increase of development time, a reduction in first-clutch size and egg viability, and a reduction in the number of individuals reaching the reproductive state. The effect of these changes on the population growth rate was evaluated using an estimated value for mortality in the field. In the present analysis, the juvenile period was the most sensitive variable.
C Els Smit; Ed M Stam; Nicolette Baas; Ronald Hollander; Cornelis A M Van Gestel
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Environmental toxicology and chemistry / SETAC     Volume:  23     ISSN:  0730-7268     ISO Abbreviation:  Environ. Toxicol. Chem.     Publication Date:  2004 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-07-02     Completed Date:  2004-09-30     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8308958     Medline TA:  Environ Toxicol Chem     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1719-24     Citation Subset:  IM    
Institute of Ecological Science, Vrije Universiteit, de Boelelaan 1085, 1081 HV Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
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MeSH Terms
Arthropods / drug effects*,  physiology
Environmental Exposure
Life Cycle Stages
Reproduction / drug effects*
Soil Pollutants / toxicity
Survival Analysis
Time Factors
Toxicity Tests
Zinc / toxicity*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Soil Pollutants; 7440-66-6/Zinc

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