Marine Biology

, Volume 15, Issue 4, pp 356–358 | Cite as

Development and growth of eggs and larvae of Mytilus edulis exposed to a linear dodecylbenzenesulphonate, LAS

  • Å. Granmo


The fertilization and growth of eggs and larvae of Mytilus edulis L. were studied under the influence of an important ingredient in washing powders, linear dodecylbenzenesulphonate (LAS). Observable effects occurred in concentrations as low as 0.05 ppm. The length attained by the larvae was affected even by concentrations of 0.1 ppm. The possible ecological consequences of these effects are discussed.


Ecological Consequence Observable Effect Mytilus Edulis Important Ingredient Dodecylbenzenesulphonate 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Å. Granmo
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  1. 1.Kristinebergs Zoologiska StationFiskebäckskilSweden

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