Toxicant extraction efficiency and branchial NaCl fluxes in lampreys exposed to Kepone.


Freshwater fish (larval lampreys Petromyzon marinus) occupied plastic tubes and ventilated aqueous solutions (around 1.0 mg/L) of the organochlorine pesticide Kepone at 13 degrees C. The efficiency with which Kepone was extracted from solution during a single pass through the pharynx, and the effect of Kepone on fluxes of Na+ and Cl- across the gills were… (More)