TITLE

Effect of Organic Four Solvents on Natural Phytoplankton Assemblages: Consequences for Ecotoxicological Experiments on Herbicides

AUTHOR(S)
Bérard, A.
PUB. DATE
August 1996
SOURCE
Bulletin of Environmental Contamination & Toxicology;Aug96, Vol. 57 Issue 2, p183
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article examines the potential effect of organic solvents on natural phytoplankton assemblages. Solvents used in the experiments included ethanol, dimethyl sulfoxide, dimethyl formamide, and methanol. Results showed that composition or diversity of the phytoplankton communities treated with ethanol is low compared to the control group. While diversity in methanol treatments is close to ethanol treatment and diversity in dimethyl sulfoxide and dimethyl formamide treatments is close to control group.
ACCESSION #
15730257

 

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