Chemosphere 2021 May 4;271:129512. Epub 2021 Jan 4.
Department of Marine Ecology, College of Marine Life Science, Ocean University of China, Qingdao, 266003, China; Laboratory for Marine Ecology and Environmental Science, Pilot National Laboratory for Marine Science and Technology, Qingdao, 266237, China. Electronic address:
Polybrominated diphenyl ether contamination in marine environments has received special attention due to its accumulation and magnification in the marine food web and toxicity to organisms. In the present study, a series of short-term toxicological tests were conducted with the marine rotifer Brachionus plicatilis to assess the effects on ingestion and digestive performance after treatment with 2,2',4,4'-tetrabromodiphenyl ether (BDE-47) at nonlethal concentrations under controlled laboratory conditions and to analyze the possible mechanism. The results showed that with accumulation in rotifers, BDE-47 caused a significant decline in the filtration and feeding rates in a concentration-dependent manner. Read More