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dc.contributor.authorBoyero L.
dc.contributor.authorLópez-Rojo N.
dc.contributor.authorBosch J.
dc.contributor.authorAlonso A.
dc.contributor.authorCorrea-Araneda F.
dc.contributor.authorPérez J.
dc.date.accessioned2020-09-02T22:13:32Z
dc.date.available2020-09-02T22:13:32Z
dc.date.issued2020
dc.identifier10.1016/j.chemosphere.2019.125500
dc.identifier.citation244, , -
dc.identifier.issn00456535
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12728/3777
dc.descriptionMicroplastics (MPs) are contaminants of increasing concern; they are abundant, ubiquitous and persistent over time, representing potential risks for organisms and ecosystems. However, such risks are still virtually unknown for amphibians, despite the particular attention that these organisms often receive because of their global decline. We examined the effects of MPs (fluorescent, 10-μm polystyrene microspheres) at different concentrations (from 0 to 103 particles mL−1) on tadpoles of the common midwife toad, Alytes obstetricans, using a microcosm experiment. We assessed MP effects on tadpole feeding, growth and body condition, as well as their ingestion and egestion of MPs (estimated through fluorescence). Additionally, we explored whether MPs became attached to periphyton (the main food source for these tadpoles, thus potentially representing a major way of MP ingestion), and the effect of MPs on periphyton growth (which may translate into altered freshwater ecosystem functioning). Our results showed significant effects on all the examined variables, and caused tadpole mortality at the highest concentration; also, fluorescence indicated the presence of MPs in tadpoles, tadpole faeces and periphyton. This suggests that MPs can be an important source of stress for amphibians in addition to other pollutants, climate change, habitat loss or chytrid infections, and that amphibians can be a major transfer path for MPs from freshwater to terrestrial ecosystems. © 2019 Elsevier Ltd
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherElsevier Ltd
dc.subjectAlytes obstetricans
dc.subjectEmerging contaminants
dc.subjectFreshwater ecosystems
dc.subjectPeriphyton
dc.subjectTadpoles
dc.subjectClimate change
dc.subjectFluorescence
dc.subjectMicroplastic
dc.subjectPolystyrenes
dc.subjectWater
dc.subjectAlytes obstetricans
dc.subjectEmerging contaminant
dc.subjectFreshwater ecosystem
dc.subjectPeriphytons
dc.subjectTadpoles
dc.subjectEcosystems
dc.subjectmicroplastic
dc.subjectmicrosphere
dc.subjectplastic
dc.subjectpolystyrene
dc.subjectunclassified drug
dc.subjectfresh water
dc.subjectamphibian
dc.subjectbody condition
dc.subjectconcentration (composition)
dc.subjectecosystem function
dc.subjectfreshwater ecosystem
dc.subjectperiphyton
dc.subjectplastic
dc.subjectsurvival
dc.subjectAlytes obstetricans
dc.subjectanimal experiment
dc.subjectArticle
dc.subjectbody constitution
dc.subjectcontrolled study
dc.subjectfeces analysis
dc.subjectfeeding
dc.subjectfreshwater environment
dc.subjectgrowth rate
dc.subjectmicrocosm
dc.subjectnonhuman
dc.subjectperiphyton
dc.subjectsurvival
dc.subjecttadpole
dc.subjectanalysis
dc.subjectanimal
dc.subjectAnura
dc.subjectchemistry
dc.subjectdrug effect
dc.subjectecosystem
dc.subjectgrowth, development and aging
dc.subjectlarva
dc.subjectphysiology
dc.subjecttoxicity
dc.subjectwater pollutant
dc.subjectAlytes obstetricans
dc.subjectAmphibia
dc.subjectAnimals
dc.subjectAnura
dc.subjectEcosystem
dc.subjectFresh Water
dc.subjectLarva
dc.subjectMicroplastics
dc.subjectPeriphyton
dc.subjectWater Pollutants, Chemical
dc.titleMicroplastics impair amphibian survival, body condition and function
dc.typeArticle


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