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Silver deprivation limits fecundity and survivability in the freshwater crustacean, Daphnia magna.
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PMID:  18185999     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The nutritional role of silver for the freshwater crustacean, Daphnia magna, was examined through four generations of deprivation. Silver inclusion in animal media was set at a nominal zero (employing chemicals of the highest available purity). Both reproduction (-60%) and life span (-40%) were negatively affected when compared to animals reared in the presence of 0.4 ng g(-1) Ag. These results strongly suggest a nutritional requirement of silver for daphnids at nanomolar concentrations.
Imtiaz Rangwala; Kathleen I Keating
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2007-10-06
Journal Detail:
Title:  Biological trace element research     Volume:  121     ISSN:  0163-4984     ISO Abbreviation:  Biol Trace Elem Res     Publication Date:  2008 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-01-10     Completed Date:  2008-04-10     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7911509     Medline TA:  Biol Trace Elem Res     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  44-50     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Environmental Sciences, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Daphnia / physiology*
Fertility / drug effects
Longevity / drug effects
Silver / deficiency*
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