Effects of copper on energy metabolism and larval development in the midge Chironomus riparius.

When spiked in sediments, copper is known to reduce growth of Chironomus riparius larvae and the production of eggs by adult females. The aim of this work was to better understand the origin of these phenomena by studying the effects of copper using developmental and energetic biomarkers, such as changes in larval weight and age and changes in the levels of… (More)