Planarians in toxicology, standardization of a rapid neurobehavioral toxicity test using phenol in a crossover study.

@article{Grebe1991PlanariansIT,
  title={Planarians in toxicology, standardization of a rapid neurobehavioral toxicity test using phenol in a crossover study.},
  author={Eigk Grebe and David J. Schaeffer},
  journal={Bulletin of environmental contamination and toxicology},
  year={1991},
  volume={46 6},
  pages={866-70}
}
Planarians are free-living flatworms which are important to the aquatic ecology of unpolluted streams (Hyman 1951; Kenk 1976). These 2 cm long animals are very sensitive to low concentrations of environmental toxicants (Kostelecky 1988) and have been used in Europe for decades to detect pollutants in water (Kolkwitz and Marson 1908; Steinmann and Breslau 1913; Kenk 1976). P lanar ians have a sensi t ive nervous system with synapses (McConnell 1965) and a true brain (Best and Noel 1969… CONTINUE READING

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