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High sensitivity of tubifex for ultraviolet-B.
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PMID:  9070900     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Phytoplankton and zooplankton serve as major food material for primary and secondary consumers in the marine food web. Although phytoplankton are primary targets to UV radiation damaging effects, we have demonstrated that stratospheric ozone depletion will affect zooplankton to contribute to inhibition in biomass production. In this study, an annilid Tubifex was irradiated under UVA, UVB, UVC or direct sunlight to demonstrate behavioral changes (motility and mortality). The organism showed varying degrees of sensitivity towards UVB and UVC. Even a small increment in UVB resulted in high degree of mortality. Interestingly, water turbidity seems to have a protective effect against UV exposure. These results strongly suggest that a change in UVB flux has direct impact on biomass production.
A K Soni; P C Joshi
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Biochemical and biophysical research communications     Volume:  231     ISSN:  0006-291X     ISO Abbreviation:  Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun.     Publication Date:  1997 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-04-16     Completed Date:  1997-04-16     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372516     Medline TA:  Biochem Biophys Res Commun     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  818-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Photobiology Laboratory, Industrial Toxicology Research Centre, Lucknow, India.
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MeSH Terms
Dose-Response Relationship, Radiation
Survival Analysis
Ultraviolet Rays*
Zooplankton / radiation effects*

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