THE ACUTE TOXICITY OF PHENOLIC COMPOUNDS AND HEAVY METALS ON BRINE SHRIMP ARTEMIA SINICA (CRUSTACEA: ARTEMIIDAE

S. ALI, G. LIU, Z. LI

Abstract


The brine shrimp Artemia has many advantages as a standardized species for toxicity screening of estuarine and marine conditions, widely used for the evaluation of different environmental contaminants including organic compounds as well as heavy metals. In the present investigation four phenolic compounds and heavy metals were tested against 48-hr old brine shrimp Artemia sinica. The toxicity order for phenolic compounds and heavy metals was, n-NP > t-OP > 2-4-DCP > BPA and Cu > Cr > Cd > Pb respectively. Thus, A. sinica nauplii possess significant resistant to heavy metals as compared to phenolic compounds.

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