Phycotoxicity of linear alkylbenzene sulfonate

Ecotoxicol Environ Saf. 1988 Apr;15(2):119-24. doi: 10.1016/0147-6513(88)90063-2.

Abstract

Dose- and time-dependent effects of linear alkylbenzene sulfonate, a major component of synthetic detergent, to the blue-green alga Nostoc muscorum, were studied under laboratory conditions. Toxicity was evident, at doses above 0.001%, from the decrease in biomass, heterocyst number, and protein content and pathomorphological alterations.

MeSH terms

  • Alkanesulfonates / toxicity*
  • Alkanesulfonic Acids*
  • Cyanobacteria / drug effects*
  • Cyanobacteria / growth & development
  • Cyanobacteria / ultrastructure
  • Microscopy, Electron, Scanning
  • Protein Biosynthesis
  • Surface-Active Agents / toxicity*
  • Water Pollutants / toxicity*
  • Water Pollutants, Chemical / toxicity*

Substances

  • Alkanesulfonates
  • Alkanesulfonic Acids
  • Surface-Active Agents
  • Water Pollutants
  • Water Pollutants, Chemical
  • alkylbenzyl sulfonic acid