Maternally derived Cu tolerance in larval fathead minnows: How long does it persist?

M. K. Sellin, A. S. Kolok

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Fathead minnow Pimephales promelas larvae were produced by either copper (Cu)-exposed or naïve females and then subjected to a 96 h survival test using Cu concentrations of 400 and 800 μg l-1. Three survival challenges were conducted: the first survival test featured 0 day-old larvae while the second and third featured 8 and 15 day-old larvae, respectively. The results of this study show that maternally derived Cu tolerance was relatively short-lived as it persisted for <8 days.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1570-1574
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Fish Biology
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1 2006



  • Copper tolerance
  • Fathead minnows
  • Maternal transfer

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Aquatic Science

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