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Endpoint:
toxicity to aquatic algae and cyanobacteria
Type of information:
experimental study
Adequacy of study:
key study
Reliability:
1 (reliable without restriction)
Rationale for reliability incl. deficiencies:
guideline study
Justification for type of information:
Experimental test result performed using standard test guideline
Qualifier:
according to
Guideline:
OECD Guideline 201 (Alga, Growth Inhibition Test)
Principles of method if other than guideline:
Aim of this study was to evaluate the nature of chemical when comes in contact with the test organism. Test was conducted according to the OECD guideline 201. / Objective of this study was to observe the action of test chemical when it exposed with the Desmodesmus subspicatus (previous name: Scenedesmus subspicatus) for 72 hrs. Test conducted in accordance with OECD Guideline 201 (Alga, Growth Inhibition Test).
GLP compliance:
no
Analytical monitoring:
no
Details on test solutions:
The stock solution 100 mg/l was prepared by dissolving colourless liquid in OECD growth medium. Test solutions of required concentrations were prepared by mixing the stock solution of the test sample with OECD growth medium and inoculum culture.
Test organisms (species):
Desmodesmus subspicatus (previous name: Scenedesmus subspicatus)
Details on test organisms:
TEST ORGANISM
- Common name:
- Strain: 86.81 SAG
- Source (laboratory, culture collection): Institute of botany of the ASCR
- Initial biomass concentration: 5x10(3) cells /ml
- Method of cultivation: No data available

ACCLIMATION - No data available
Test type:
static
Water media type:
freshwater
Total exposure duration:
72 h
Test temperature:
23±2°C
pH:
the sample at concentration 80.0 mg.l'1: pH = 7.8 changed to pH = 7.7 during the test
control : pH = 8.0 changed to pH = 7.8 during the test
Nominal and measured concentrations:
2.5, 5, 10, 20, 40 and 80 mg/l
Details on test conditions:
TEST SYSTEM
- Test vessel: 50 ml Glass vessel
- Type : closed (with air permeable stopper)
- Sample volume: 15 ml
- Initial cells density: 5x10(3) cells/ml
- No. of vessels per concentration (replicates): 3

GROWTH MEDIUM
- Standard medium used: yes

OTHER TEST CONDITIONS
- Adjustment of pH: No
- Photoperiod: Continuous
- Light intensity and quality: 6000-8000 lx

EFFECT PARAMETERS MEASURED (with observation intervals if applicable) :
- Determination of cell concentrations: microscope with counting chamber Cyrus I or electronic particle counter.
- Other: ErC50 was calculated using non-linear regression by the software Prism 4.0
Reference substance (positive control):
yes
Remarks:
Potassium dichromate (K2Cr2O7)
Key result
Duration:
72 h
Dose descriptor:
EC50
Effect conc.:
20.5 mg/L
Nominal / measured:
nominal
Conc. based on:
test mat.
Basis for effect:
growth rate
Remarks on result:
other: 95 % CI 10.7 to 39.3
Results with reference substance (positive control):
- Results with reference substance valid
- EC50: 20.5 mg/L (24 hours)
Reported statistics and error estimates:
EC50 was calculated using non linear regression by the software Prism 4.0
Validity criteria fulfilled:
yes
Conclusions:
Based on the growth rate inhibition of algae Desmodesmus subspicatus (previous name: Scenedesmus subspicatus) due to the exposure of chemical the EC50 was determine to be 20.5 mg/l.
Executive summary:

Aim of this study was to evaluate the nature of chemical test chemical when comes in contact with the test organism Desmodesmus subspicatus (previous name: Scenedesmus subspicatus). Test was conducted according to the OECD guideline 201. The stock solution 100 mg/l was prepared by dissolving colourless liquid in OECD growth medium. Test solutions of required concentrations were prepared by mixing the stock solution of the test sample with OECD growth medium and inoculum culture. 2.5, 5, 10, 20, 40 and 80 mg/l nominal concentrations were used.

With the test substance one positive control Potassium dichromate (K2Cr2O7) was also run simultaneously. After the exposure of chemical, effect concentration EC50 was calculated using nonlinear regression by the software Prism 4.0. Effect on the growth of algae was determine after an exposure period of 72 hrs.

The median effective concentration (EC50) for the test substance delta-decalactone, in algae was determined to be 20.5 mg/L on the basis of growth rate inhibition effects in a 72 hour study. Based on the EC50 value, which indicates that the substance is likely to be hazardous to aquatic algae and can be classified as aquatic chronic 3 category as per the CLP classification criteria.

Description of key information

Toxicity to aquatic algae and cyanobacteria:

Aim of this study was to evaluate the nature of chemical test chemical when comes in contact with the test organism Desmodesmus subspicatus (previous name: Scenedesmus subspicatus). Test was conducted according to the OECD guideline 201. The stock solution 100 mg/l was prepared by dissolving colourless liquid in OECD growth medium. Test solutions of required concentrations were prepared by mixing the stock solution of the test sample with OECD growth medium and inoculum culture.2.5, 5, 10, 20, 40 and 80 mg/lnominal concentrations were used.

With the test substance one positive control Potassium dichromate (K2Cr2O7) was also run simultaneously. After the exposure of chemical, effect concentration EC50 was calculated using nonlinear regression by the software Prism 4.0. Effect on the growth of algae was determine after an exposure period of 72 hrs.

The median effective concentration (EC50) for the test substance delta-decalactone, in algae was determined to be 20.5 mg/L on the basis of growth rate inhibition effects in a 72 hour study. Based on the EC50 value, which indicates that the substance is likely to be hazardous to aquatic algae and can be classified as aquatic chronic 3 category as per the CLP classification criteria.

Key value for chemical safety assessment

EC50 for marine water algae:
20.5 mg/L

Additional information

Toxicity to aquatic algae and cyanobacteria:

Aim of this study was to evaluate the nature of chemical test chemical when comes in contact with the test organism Desmodesmus subspicatus (previous name: Scenedesmus subspicatus). Test was conducted according to the OECD guideline 201. The stock solution 100 mg/l was prepared by dissolving colourless liquid in OECD growth medium. Test solutions of required concentrations were prepared by mixing the stock solution of the test sample with OECD growth medium and inoculum culture.2.5, 5, 10, 20, 40 and 80 mg/lnominal concentrations were used.

With the test substance one positive control Potassium dichromate (K2Cr2O7) was also run simultaneously. After the exposure of chemical, effect concentration EC50 was calculated using nonlinear regression by the software Prism 4.0. Effect on the growth of algae was determine after an exposure period of 72 hrs.

The median effective concentration (EC50) for the test substance delta-decalactone, in algae was determined to be 20.5 mg/L on the basis of growth rate inhibition effects in a 72 hour study. Based on the EC50 value, which indicates that the substance is likely to be hazardous to aquatic algae and can be classified as aquatic chronic 3 category as per the CLP classification criteria.