Skeletal malformations induced by the insecticides ZZ-Aphox and Folidol during larval development of Rana perezi.


Tadpoles of Rana perezi were kept for 14 weeks in water containing two sublethal levels of the carbamate insecticide ZZ-Aphox or the organophosphate Folidol. Approximate concentrations of their active ingredients were 0.25 and 1 mg/L. Resulting malformations were studied by skeletal analysis and histological and histochemical investigation of te rear limbs… (More)