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Toxicity to aquatic algae and cyanobacteria

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toxicity to aquatic algae and cyanobacteria
Type of information:
experimental study
Adequacy of study:
supporting study
4 (not assignable)
Rationale for reliability incl. deficiencies:
other: Publication is insufficiently documented and not interesting to the purpose of this endpoint. However, it gives an overall indication that different algae contain a wide variety of different sterols.

Data source

Reference Type:
The distribution of sterols in algae
Patterson, G
Bibliographic source:
Lipids, vol.6, No. 2

Materials and methods

Results and discussion

Details on results:
Cholesterol is the major sterol in most Rhodophyta (red algae)
Fucosterol is the major sterol in all Phaeophyta (brown algae)
The sterols of Chlorophyta (green algae) are much more varied and complex than those of other groups of algae.

Applicant's summary and conclusion