Effects of the herbicide atrazine and its degradation products, alone and in combination, on phototrophic microorganisms

@article{Stratton1984EffectsOT,
  title={Effects of the herbicide atrazine and its degradation products, alone and in combination, on phototrophic microorganisms},
  author={G. Stratton},
  journal={Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology},
  year={1984},
  volume={13},
  pages={35-42}
}
  • G. Stratton
  • Published 1984
  • Biology
  • Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology
  • Toxic effects of the herbicide atrazine and four of its degradation products were determined for growth, photosynthesis, and acetylene-reducing ability of two species of green algae and three species of cyanobacteria. Atrazine was significantly more toxic than its degradation products towards the above test criteria, yielding EC50 values ranging from 0.1 to 0.5 ppm (μg/ml) for photosynthesis and 0.03 to 5.0 ppm for growth. Deethylated atrazine was the next most toxic with EC50 values of 0.7 to… CONTINUE READING
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