Aquatic unit

Senast ändrad: 14 september 2020

We have stock populations of adult Zebrafish (Danio rerio), West-african clawed-frog (Xenopus (Silurana) tropicalis) and Great pond snail (Lymnaea stagnalis).

From all the species, embryos can be retrieved for a variety of scientific studies. Studies in adult fish and frogs require ethical permits. Our research is focused on applied ecotoxicology and includes field sampling of biota, on site studies of contaminated waters and laboratory hazard evaluations of environmental samples and chemicals.

 

Methods:

We perform toxicity tests on all the organisms, primarily using accepted standardized protocols (OECD TG), such as:

Embryo toxicity studies

Whole life-cycle exposure

Sexual development and reproduction

Amphibian metamorphosis assay

Behaviour studies

 

Connected services:

Histopathology

Analytical chemistry

RNA-expression analyses

 

Please contact Gunnar Carlsson or Stefan Örn for information regarding future projects, user’s fees and possibilities for collaboration!

Sidansvarig: gunnar.carlsson@slu.se