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Toxicological evaluation of constructed wetland habitat sediments utilizing Hyalella azteca 10-day sediment toxicity test and bacterial bioluminescence.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9747517     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A toxicological evaluation was conducted on wetland habitats created as a result of run-off from agricultural areas. These temporary wetlands were created by using drop pipes as a means of reducing erosional cutting in agricultural fields. Toxicity bioassays utilizing bacterial bioluminescence and Hyalella azteca were used to assess sediment pore water and whole sediment, respectively. Inhibition of bacterial bioluminescence was initially used to determine relative toxicities of pore water from ten wetland sites. Constructed wetland sites were compared to the University of Mississippi Biological Field Station, a relatively pristine reference site. The H. azteca ten day sediment toxicity test was utilized to assess sediment from four selected sites using survival and growth as toxicological endpoints. Results from the toxicological evaluation, along with extensive ecological evaluations, were used to assess the best approach for implementation of temporary wetland habitats with existing agricultural practices.
J A Steevens; S S Vansal; K W Kallies; S S Knight; C M Cooper; W H Benson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Chemosphere     Volume:  36     ISSN:  0045-6535     ISO Abbreviation:  Chemosphere     Publication Date:  1998 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1998-11-03     Completed Date:  1998-11-03     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0320657     Medline TA:  Chemosphere     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  3167-80     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pharmacology, School of Pharmacy, University of Mississippi, University 38677, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Agriculture / methods
Environmental Monitoring / methods*
Fresh Water / analysis*
Geologic Sediments*
Toxicity Tests*

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