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Recovery of cholinesterase activity in five avian species exposed to dicrotophos, an organophosphorus pesticide

Pesticide Biochemistry and Physiology

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DOI: 10.1016/0048-3575(81)90045-6

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Abstract

The responses of brain and plasma cholinesterase (ChE) activities were examined in mallard ducks, bobwhite quail, barn owls, starlings, and common grackles given oral doses of dicrotophos, an organophosphorus insecticide. Up to an eightfold difference in response of brain ChE activity to dicrotophos was found among these species. Brain ChE activity recovered to within 2 SD of normal within 26 days after being depressed 55 to 64%. Recovery of brain ChE activity was similar among species and followed the model Y = a + b (log10X).

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Recovery of cholinesterase activity in five avian species exposed to dicrotophos, an organophosphorus pesticide
Series title:
Pesticide Biochemistry and Physiology
DOI:
10.1016/0048-3575(81)90045-6
Volume
16
Issue:
2
Year Published:
1981
Language:
English
Contributing office(s):
Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description:
129-135
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
First page:
129
Last page:
135
Number of Pages:
7