Bioaccumulation and toxicity of selenium in Chironomus decorus larvae fed a diet of seleniferous Selenastrum capricornutum

@article{Malchow1995BioaccumulationAT,
  title={Bioaccumulation and toxicity of selenium in Chironomus decorus larvae fed a diet of seleniferous Selenastrum capricornutum},
  author={Dieter Malchow and Allen W. Knight and Kurt J. Maier},
  journal={Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology},
  year={1995},
  volume={29},
  pages={104-109}
}
The bioaccumulation and toxicity of selenium in a simple aquatic food chain was investigated by feeding a diet of seleniferous algae (Selenastrum capricornutum) to fourth instar midge (Chironomus decorus) larvae. Treatment diets consisted of S. capricornutum cultured in three concentrations of selenite (0, 10, and 40 μg Se/L) and four concentrations of selenate (0, 4, 10, and 40 μg Se/L). The seleniferous algae was freeze-dried and utilized as a diet for the midge larvae. The data show that… CONTINUE READING

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