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A standardization of Amphibalanus (Balanus) amphitrite (Crustacea, Cirripedia) larval bioassay for ecotoxicological studies.
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PMID:  22236954     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
A series of 10 intra-laboratory bioassays and an inter-laboratory assay involving nine laboratories, were performed to validate the use of Amphibalanus amphitrite larvae as test organisms for ecotoxicological studies. The standardization protocol utilized Cadmium Nitrate as a reference toxicant and larval immobilization (after 24 and 48h) as the end-point. The statistical data analysis showed high homogeneity in intra-laboratory EC(50) values among bioassay repetitions (coefficient of variation (CV)=15.8% after 24h and 16.9% after 48h); also CV values obtained in inter laboratory comparison exercise were not higher than the 50%, variation coefficient mentioned in the ISO standards for the precision of inter-laboratory assays. The results demonstrated that the protocol implemented for the balanus larval bioassay comply with the international standards both for intra- and inter-laboratory precision.
Veronica Piazza; Annalisa Ferioli; Elisabetta Giacco; Nunzia Melchiorre; Alessandra Valenti; Francesco Del Prete; Francesca Biandolino; Letizia Dentone; Paola Frisenda; Marco Faimali
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-1-9
Journal Detail:
Title:  Ecotoxicology and environmental safety     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1090-2414     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-1-12     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7805381     Medline TA:  Ecotoxicol Environ Saf     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Institute of Marine Science (ISMAR) CNR, via De Marini 6 16149, Genoa, Italy.
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