Effects of imidacloprid exposure on Chironomus riparius Meigen larvae: linking acetylcholinesterase activity to behaviour.

@article{AzevedoPereira2011EffectsOI,
  title={Effects of imidacloprid exposure on Chironomus riparius Meigen larvae: linking acetylcholinesterase activity to behaviour.},
  author={Henrique M V S Azevedo-Pereira and Marco F L Lemos and Amadeu M V M Soares},
  journal={Ecotoxicology and environmental safety},
  year={2011},
  volume={74 5},
  pages={1210-5}
}
Imidacloprid (IMI) is an insecticide that interferes with the transmission of stimuli in the nervous system of insects. It is neurotoxic by mimicking nicotine through its binding to the nicotinic acetylcholine receptor. In this work, experiments comprising 96 h exposure followed by 48 h in clean medium were conducted to evaluate the toxicity of IMI to Chironomus riparius and its potential recovery. Behavioural parameters and AChE activity were assessed. After 96 h exposure to IMI, AChE activity… CONTINUE READING

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