An assessment of heavy metal toxicity in embryonic and larval axolotl (Ambystoma mexicanum).
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We present the embryonic and larval LC-50 values as well as developmental staging and percent survivorship. Toxicologically, cadmium LC-50 concentrations were higher than mercury. Additionally, mercury may have a greater effect on survival beyond exposure period at lower ecologically relevant doses.
1) Bordzilovskaya, N.P., T.A. Dettlaff, Susan T. Duhon, and George M. Malacinski. 1989. Developmental-stage series of axolotl embryos. In Developmental Biology of the Axolotl edited by J.B. Armstrong and G.M. Malacinski. Oxford University Press, New York, pp. 201-219.
Kenneth C. Cabarle (1,2) and Christopher K. Beachy (2)
(1) Department of Biology, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND 5, USA; (2) Department of Biology & Amphibian Growth Project, Minot State University, Minot, ND 58707, USA
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|Author:||Cabarle, Kenneth C.; Beachy, Christopher K.|
|Publication:||Proceedings of the North Dakota Academy of Science|
|Date:||Apr 1, 2008|
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