Site specific differentiation in metal tolerance in the midge Chironomus riparius (Diptera, Chironomidae)

@article{Postma2004SiteSD,
  title={Site specific differentiation in metal tolerance in the midge Chironomus riparius (Diptera, Chironomidae)},
  author={Jaap F. Postma and Mette Kyed and Wim Admiraal},
  journal={Hydrobiologia},
  year={2004},
  volume={315},
  pages={159-165}
}
Metal tolerance in Chironomus riparius (Diptera) populations from contaminated streams was studied by comparing the effects of cadmium, zinc and iron on first generation laboratory reared midges. First instar larvae were exposed for four days, after which surviving larvae were counted and their length measured. Larvae from two highly polluted sites, kept under control conditions, grew substantially slower than those from other populations. All populations showed the same growth responses to… CONTINUE READING

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