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Toxicity to aquatic algae and cyanobacteria

Administrative data

Endpoint:
toxicity to aquatic algae and cyanobacteria
Type of information:
experimental study
Adequacy of study:
key study
Study period:
Oct 1997
Reliability:
1 (reliable without restriction)
Rationale for reliability incl. deficiencies:
other: According to OECd guideline under GLP
Cross-reference
Reason / purpose:
reference to same study

Data source

Reference
Reference Type:
study report
Title:
Unnamed
Year:
1998
Report Date:
1998

Materials and methods

Test guideline
Qualifier:
according to
Guideline:
OECD Guideline 201 (Alga, Growth Inhibition Test)
Deviations:
no
GLP compliance:
yes

Test material

Reference
Name:
Unnamed
Type:
Constituent
Details on test material:
- Name of test material (as cited in study report):
- Analytical purity: 67,2%
- Lot/batch No.: 14425020

Sampling and analysis

Analytical monitoring:
yes

Test solutions

Vehicle:
no

Test organisms

Test organisms (species):
Desmodesmus subspicatus (previous name: Scenedesmus subspicatus)

Study design

Test type:
static
Water media type:
freshwater
Limit test:
no
Total exposure duration:
70 h

Results and discussion

Effect concentrations
Duration:
70 h
Dose descriptor:
EC50
Effect conc.:
> 17.5
Nominal / measured:
meas. (initial)
Conc. based on:
test mat.
Basis for effect:
growth rate

Any other information on results incl. tables

Table 1: Inhibition of the growth rate (%) of Scenedesmus subspicatus after 70 hours exposure to 1,2 Methylen-4,6 -Dien

 Nominal concentration    Inhibition in percent     
 of ZK 12126 (mg/I)    Biomass (integral)    Growth rate  
 0,0 (control)   0 0
1,1 -19,5 0
2,2 -16,5 0,2
4,4 -58,5 -10
8,8 -86,4 -14,3
17,5 63,1 23,1

Applicant's summary and conclusion

Validity criteria fulfilled:
yes
Conclusions:
1,2 Methylen-4,6-Dien had an inhibitory effect on the growth of Scenedesmus subspicatus at a concentration of 17.5 mg/L (saturated solution)
while in lower concentrations a slight increase of the algae may have occurred. The EbC5O (biomass) and also the ErC5O (growth rate) could
not be calculated due to the effect pattern .
Executive summary:

The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of the test compound 1,2 Methylen-4,6-Dien on the growth of the green algae Scenedesmus subspicatus. The study was conducted in agreement with the OECD guideline no. 201.

The test substance was incubated in an aqueous solution including nutrients with an algae population of Scenedesmus subspicatus for a test duration of approximately 70 hours. The nutrient solution was made up of mainly nitrate, phosphates and some trace elements. For the preparation of the test solutions a suspension with a nominal loading of 100 mg test substance per liter of demineralized water was stirred for approximately 26 hours. The resulting solution served as the highest concentration (saturated solution). It was further diluted 1 :2, 1 :4, 1:8 and 1 :16 with demineralized water. The organic carbon concentration of the test solution was analysed with a TOC analyser at the start of the incubation. The substance concentration was calculated on the basis of the molecular formula. The concentration was 17.5 mg/I. The test concentrations extrapolated are shown in the table below. The algae were exposed to each concentration in triplicate. Six vessels were prepared for the contro!. The algae were incubated in an incubator shaker under continuous light.

Control solutions were counted with an electronic particle counter ("Coulter Counter"). The increase of biomass and the growth rate were calculated on the basis of the cell counts. The calculated biomass and growth rate of each concentration were compared to those of the controls, and the inhibition was calculated.

1,2 Methylen-4,6-Dien had an inhibitory effect on the growth of Scenedesmus subspicatus at a concentration of 17.5 mg/L (saturated solution) while in lower concentrations a slight increase of the algae may have occurred. The EbC5O (biomass) and also the ErC5O (growth rate) could not be calculated due to the effect pattern .