Metribuzin impairs the unicell-colony transformation in the green alga Scenedesmus obliquus.

@article{Lrling2011MetribuzinIT,
  title={Metribuzin impairs the unicell-colony transformation in the green alga Scenedesmus obliquus.},
  author={Miquel L{\"u}rling},
  journal={Chemosphere},
  year={2011},
  volume={82 3},
  pages={411-7}
}
Active growth is a prerequisite for the formation of grazing-protective, mostly eight-celled colonies by the ubiquitous green alga Scenedesmus in response to chemical cues from zooplankton. Colonies can also be evoked by chemically quite similar manmade anionic surfactants, such as FFD-6. In this study, it was hypothesized that growth-inhibiting concentrations of the herbicide metribuzin impair the ability of Scenedesmus obliquus to form colonies in response to the surfactant morphogen FFD-6… CONTINUE READING