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Effects of pH on embryo tolerance and adult behavior in the tiger salamander, Ambystoma tigrinum tigrinum

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Abstract

Adult discrimination ability and embryo performance was examined under different pH conditions in the eastern tiger salamander. Individuals from three populations were collected in habitats that differed naturally in pH. Two pH treatments were used to determine adult pH discrimination ability, and eight pH treatments to evaluate embryo performance. Results suggested that the pH of the source-population habitat could influence breeding-habitat discrimination by adults. Decreasing pH produced similar patterns of lethal and sublethal effects on embryos from the three populations, with reduced performance at low pH. The pH at which 50% mortality occurs was estimated at 4.2, suggesting that tiger salamanders were relatively acid tolerant. The study suggested that adult behavior patterns could influence the success of population reintroductions to previously acidified areas. 78 refs., 2 tabs., 4 figs.
Authors:
Whiteman, H H; Howard, R D; Whitten, K A [1] 
  1. Purdue Univ., Lafayette, IN (United States). Dept. of Biological Sciences
Publication Date:
Aug 01, 1995
Product Type:
Journal Article
Reference Number:
SCA: 540220; 550100; 550800; PA: CANM-95:000950; EDB-96:020604; SN: 96001523537
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Canadian Journal of Zoology; Journal Volume: 73; Journal Issue: 8; Other Information: DN: Abstract also in French.; PBD: Aug 1995
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; 55 BIOLOGY AND MEDICINE, BASIC STUDIES; SALAMANDERS; BEHAVIOR; PH VALUE; BIOLOGICAL EFFECTS; MORTALITY; AMPHIBIANS; TESTING; BREEDING; EMBRYOS; ACID RAIN; REPRODUCTIVE DISORDERS
OSTI ID:
167242
Country of Origin:
Canada
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Journal ID: CJZOAG; ISSN 0008-4301; TRN: CA9500950
Submitting Site:
CANM
Size:
pp. 1529-1537
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Whiteman, H H, Howard, R D, and Whitten, K A. Effects of pH on embryo tolerance and adult behavior in the tiger salamander, Ambystoma tigrinum tigrinum. Canada: N. p., 1995. Web.
Whiteman, H H, Howard, R D, & Whitten, K A. Effects of pH on embryo tolerance and adult behavior in the tiger salamander, Ambystoma tigrinum tigrinum. Canada.
Whiteman, H H, Howard, R D, and Whitten, K A. 1995. "Effects of pH on embryo tolerance and adult behavior in the tiger salamander, Ambystoma tigrinum tigrinum." Canada.
@misc{etde_167242,
title = {Effects of pH on embryo tolerance and adult behavior in the tiger salamander, Ambystoma tigrinum tigrinum}
author = {Whiteman, H H, Howard, R D, and Whitten, K A}
abstractNote = {Adult discrimination ability and embryo performance was examined under different pH conditions in the eastern tiger salamander. Individuals from three populations were collected in habitats that differed naturally in pH. Two pH treatments were used to determine adult pH discrimination ability, and eight pH treatments to evaluate embryo performance. Results suggested that the pH of the source-population habitat could influence breeding-habitat discrimination by adults. Decreasing pH produced similar patterns of lethal and sublethal effects on embryos from the three populations, with reduced performance at low pH. The pH at which 50% mortality occurs was estimated at 4.2, suggesting that tiger salamanders were relatively acid tolerant. The study suggested that adult behavior patterns could influence the success of population reintroductions to previously acidified areas. 78 refs., 2 tabs., 4 figs.}
journal = {Canadian Journal of Zoology}
issue = {8}
volume = {73}
journal type = {AC}
place = {Canada}
year = {1995}
month = {Aug}
}