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Ceriodaphnia is a small relative of Daphnia that is currently being used to evaluate the chronic toxicity of pollutants to freshwater organisms. During the initial development and field validation of the Ceriodaphnia chronic toxicity test, the organisms being cultured in the various Agency and private sector laboratories were tentatively identified as Ceriodaphnia reticulata.
Since the correct identification of test species is vital to the toxicity evaluation program, it was important to examine the issue promptly. To resolve this problem, Dr.
Berner, the leading U. It was determined that the correct identification was Ceriodaphnia dubia. The second group, with a heavy, setulated pecten on the claw and long male antennules was identified as C.
This was determined to be a hitherto undescribed phenotypic variant of C. Similarities in the general morphology, postabdomens, and ephippia of 3. Experiments designed to test this possiblity were inconclusive although two successful interspecific matings were observed.
It is suggested that the relationship between these two Ceriodaphnia could be further elucidated by study of more extensive field samples, and by interspecific breeding experiments that include hatching of hybrid young from ephippia and study of their taxonomy and fertility.
Ceriodaphnia dubia 14 dubia. Composite drawing of the lateral aspect of a parthenogenetic female Ceriodaphnia illustrating typical morphological features. Shape changes during growth of Ceriodaphnia reticulata females. SEM of Ceriodaphnia reticulata 13 6.
Ceriodaphnia dubia; parthenogenetic and sexual females; male. Shape changes during growth of Ceriodaphnia dubia females SEM of Ceriodaphnia dubia19 Ceriodaphnia dubia, toothed-pecten variety: Shape changes during growth of Ceriodaphnia dubia, toothed-pecten variety females.
Levi kindly provided her with laboratory space in the Department of Invertebrates, Museum of Comparative Zoology.
The author is indebted to P. Lewis for suggesting this study, for patiently maintaining cultures, and, for supplying materials for the experiments at the Newtown EPA Facility.Ceriodaphnia and daphnia: A comparison of their sensitivity to xenobiotics and utility as a test species.
From the above brief literature study it can be concluded that tlae genus Ceriodaphnia in general and C. dubia and C. reticulata in particular, are not only important and common components of planktonic freshwater communities but. ERA is an accredited provider of Certified Reference Materials, Proficiency Testing and Quality Control Standards for laboratories in the environmental and life sciences markets.
This study was undertaken to (a) determine wastewater treatment effectiveness using two freshwater organisms, (b) compare acute toxicity results from the two species exposed to the wastewaters, and (c) link acute and potential developmental toxicity of wastewaters in one organism.
Our study lake is located in the close vicinity of several other lakes with varying historic fish-regimes (Persson et al. b), providing possibilities for dispersal, and suggesting that the Ceriodaphnia populations are, in fact, facing a fine-graded environment promoting phenotypic plasticity.
Ceriodaphnia dubia as a Potential Bio-Indicator for Assessing Acute Aluminum Oxide Nanoparticle Toxicity in Fresh Water Environment. Concluding the present study, Ceriodaphnia dubia can be a promising candidate for bio-monitoring the aluminium oxide nanoparticles in a fresh water system.
enla Environmental Science client # is a municipal WWTP. The LPDES permit conditions for this facility contains a copper limit on its discharge from outfall CK conducted toxicity testing using Ceriodaphnia dubia to support a Water-Effect Ratio (WER) study for copper.