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Effects of Aqueous Extracts from Five Species of the Family Papaveraceae on Selected Aquatic Organisms

Authors

JANČULA Daniel GREGOR Jakub SUCHOMELOVÁ Jana SMUTNÁ Marie GREGOR Jakub MARŠÁLEK Blahoslav FELDMANOVÁ Marie TÁBORSKÁ Eva MARŠÁLEK Blahoslav TÁBORSKÁ Eva

Year of publication 2007
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Enviromental Toxicology
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Science

Citation
Field Plant production
Keywords cyanobacteria; algae; toxicity; growth; benzo[c]phenanthridine alkaloids
Description The effects of aqueous root extracts from five species of the family Papaveraceae on the growth of cyanobacteria, algae, and other non-target aquatic organisms were investigated to evaluate their potential use as algicides or cyanocides in the aquatic environment. Dicranostigma lactucoides and Sanguinaria canadensis featured the highest toxicity while Macleaya microcarpa was found to be the least toxic to all aquatic organisms tested. The Chelidonium majus extract had the best properties as a potential algicide or cyanocide because of its significant toxicity to phytoplankton and lower toxicity to non-target aquatic organisms as compared with the other Papaveraceae family members.
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