Sensitivity to Nitrate and Nitrite in Pond-breeding Amphibians from the Pacific Northwest , Usa

  title={Sensitivity to Nitrate and Nitrite in Pond-breeding Amphibians from the Pacific Northwest , Usa},
  author={Adolfo Marco and Consuelo Quilchano and Andrew R. Blaustein},
In static experiments, we studied the effects of nitrate and nitrite solutions on newly hatched larvae of five species of/ amphibians, namely Rana pretiosa, Rana aurora, Bufo boreas, Hyla regilla, and Ambystoma gracile. When nitrate or nitntelOns were added to the water, some larvae of some species reduced feeding activity, swam less vigorously, showed diseqyilfl5rium and paralysis, suffered abnormalities and edemas, and eventually died. The observed effects increased with both conce tration… CONTINUE READING
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