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Developmental effects of ambient UV-B light and landfill leachate in Rana blairi and Hyla chrysoscelis

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dc.contributor.author Bruner, M. en_US
dc.contributor.author Shipman, Paul en_US
dc.contributor.author Rao, M. en_US
dc.contributor.author Bantle, J. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2006-08-28T20:02:44Z en_US
dc.date.available 2006-08-28T20:02:44Z en_US
dc.date.issued 2002-09 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety 53N1 (2002) 73-80 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0147-6513 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1850/2525 en_US
dc.description.abstract This study assessed the effects of ambient UV light on the development of two native species of anurans, Rana blairi and Hyla chrysoscelis, during their normal breeding season in Oklahoma. Additionally, the effects of ambient UV light and water contaminated with landfill leachate in Rana blairi were examined. Embryos were collected from the field and distributed equally among replicates of four filter treatments of ambient UV light in experimental tubs filled with either FETAX solution or landfill leachate diluted to 25, 10, and 5%concentrations. Three endpoints (mortality, teratogenesis, and growth) were compared between filter treatments. By itself, UV-B caused no significant effects. Leachate at 10 and 25% concentrations caused 100% mortality across all filter treatments. There was a significant interaction between filter treatment and water toxicity at leachate concentrations of 5% for both malformation and growth. Increased UV-B exposure decreased the malformation rate and increased growth in the leachate treatments. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Funding was provided by the National Science Foundation, Oklahoma EPSCoR (Contract EPS9550478). en_US
dc.format.extent 37365 bytes en_US
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Elsevier: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety en_US
dc.subject Frogs en_US
dc.subject Malformation en_US
dc.subject Ultraviolet radiation en_US
dc.title Developmental effects of ambient UV-B light and landfill leachate in Rana blairi and Hyla chrysoscelis en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.identifier.url http://dx.doi.org/10.1006/eesa.2002.2248

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