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Title: Standard operating procedures for conducting acute and chronic aquatic toxicity tests with Eurytemora affinis, a calanoid copepod

Eurytemora affinis, a calanoid copepod, was selected for standard toxicity testing protocol development subsequent to screening 25 resident Chesapeake Bay species including fish, invertebrates, and plants. Eurytemora was selected because of its ecological importance as an essential component in the trophic structure of the estuary, its relative practicability of culturing in the laboratory for year-round availability, and its sensitivity to toxic substances. The standards operating procedures described in this document provide detailed procedures for culturing, holding, and toxicity testing of E. affinis.
Authors:
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
305759
Report Number(s):
PB--99-115503/XAB
TRN: 90201013
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: DN: See also PB95-179925.; PBD: Oct 1998
Research Org:
Maryland Univ., Wye Research and Education Center, Queenstown, MD (United States);Environmental Protection Agency, Chesapeake Bay Program, Annapolis, MD (United States);Maryland Dept. of the Environment, Baltimore, MD (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC (United States)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; 56 BIOLOGY AND MEDICINE, APPLIED STUDIES; BIOASSAY; WATER POLLUTION; CHESAPEAKE BAY; ACUTE EXPOSURE; CHRONIC EXPOSURE; COPEPODS; BIOLOGICAL INDICATORS; TOXIC MATERIALS