Toxicity of a neonicotinoid insecticide, guadipyr, in earthworm (Eisenia fetida).

@article{Wang2015ToxicityOA,
  title={Toxicity of a neonicotinoid insecticide, guadipyr, in earthworm (Eisenia fetida).},
  author={Kai Wang and Xiyan Mu and Suzhen Qi and Tingting Chai and Sen Pang and Yang Yang and Chengju Wang and Jiazhen Jiang},
  journal={Ecotoxicology and environmental safety},
  year={2015},
  volume={114},
  pages={17-22}
}
Neonicotinoid insecticides are new class of pesticides and it is very meaningful to evaluate the toxicity of guadipyr to earthworm (Eisenia fetida). In the present study, effects of guadipyr on reproduction, growth, catalase(CAT), superoxide dismutase (SOD), acetylcholinesterase (AChE) and DNA damage in earthworm were assessed using an artificial soil medium. Guadipyr showed low toxicity to earthworms and did not elicit an effect on earthworm reproduction or growth in artificial soils at… CONTINUE READING