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Morpho-physiological responses by Isochrysis galbana Parke to different concentrations of oxytetracycline.

Authors
  • Moro, Isabella1
  • Trentin, Riccardo1
  • Moschin, Emanuela1
  • Dalla Vecchia, Francesca2
  • 1 Department of Biology, University of Padova, Via U. Bassi, 58/B 35131, Padova, Italy. , (Italy)
  • 2 Department of Biology, University of Padova, Via U. Bassi, 58/B 35131, Padova, Italy. Electronic address: [email protected] , (France)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Environmental pollution (Barking, Essex : 1987)
Publication Date
Feb 28, 2020
Volume
262
Pages
114273–114273
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.envpol.2020.114273
PMID: 32146366
Source
Medline
Keywords
Language
English
License
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Abstract

The pollution of aquatic bodies by pharmaceutical compounds is an emerging environmental problem, with little explored consequences. Oxytetracycline (OTC) is an antibiotic used for treatment of infections caused by a variety of microorganisms and it is widely employed in medicine, livestock husbandry and aquaculture. This pharmaceutical compound may cause deleterious effects on non-target aquatic organisms as microalgae. The objective of this study was to evaluate the effects of OTC on growth, pigment content and morpho-physiology of the microalga Isochrysis galbana Parke. The results highlighted that OTC exposure inhibited the growth of I. galbana in cultures treated with OTC 5.0 and 10.0 mg/L after 3 days and in cultures treated with OTC 5.0, 7.5 and 10.0 mg/L after 5 days. Effects of OTC on cells ultrastructure and physiology consisted in large cytoplasmic lipid inclusions and in a decrease of photosynthetic pigments amount. Copyright © 2020 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

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