- Development of an easily made artificial sediment that reduces experimental variability
- Proceedings of the Netherlands Entomological Society Meeting
- Pages (from-to)
- Document type
- Faculty of Science (FNWI)
- Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics (IBED)
Chironomus riparius toxicity tests are commonly performed on natural, thus variable, sediments. The introduction of transcriptomics in ecotoxicology increased the necessity for reduced experimental variability. To this purpose we developed an easily made artificial sediment and monitored larval development. We showed that larval development was synchronized and that the days when specific larval stages are reached can be identified. We conclude that the newly developed artificial sediment will facilitate the use of transcriptomics in ecotoxicology.
- Publisher: Nederlandse Entomologische Vereniging (NEV)
Place of publication: Amsterdam
ISBN: 978 90 71912 33 7
Editors: J. Bruin
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