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Genotoxicity evaluation of the insecticide endosulfan in the wetland macrophyte Bidens laevis L
Author(s): D. J. Perez, M. L. Menone, E. L. Camadro and V. J. Moreno
Journal: Environmental Pollution
Article Topic(s): Stress
Research Setting(s): Wetland
Species Referenced: Bidens laevis (Smooth beggartick),
AbstractEvaluates the effects of the pesticide endosulfan on the genetic development of Bidens laevis. Higher endosulfan levels resulted in chromosome aberrations in B. laevis, indicating toxic effects of this pesticide. The article suggests that B. laevis may have potential to be used in bioassays to monitor sites for environmental conatimination.
Suggested CitationD. J. Perez, M. L. Menone, E. L. Camadro and V. J. Moreno. "Genotoxicity evaluation of the insecticide endosulfan in the wetland macrophyte Bidens laevis L." Environmental Pollution 153.3 (2008): 695-698.