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Faraponova O.,European Commission - Joint Research Center Ispra | Giacco E.,University of Genoa | Biandolino F.,CNR Institute for Coastal Marine Environment | Prato E.,CNR Institute for Coastal Marine Environment | And 12 more authors.
Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety | Year: 2016

The paper reports the results of an interlaboratory comparison involving 11 laboratories, with the objectives of apply and validate a new standardized ecotoxicological method on marine crustacean Tigriopus fulvus. Copper was chosen as reference toxicant as indicated in the official method. The results of two independent tests performed by all the participants, demonstrated that the new method is simple, fast and easy to learn. This is confirmed even by the values of z-score index calculated for each laboratory and the relative coefficient of variation (CV) which are 6.32% after 24. h, 6.56 after 48. h and 35.3% after 96. h, mentioned in the ISO standards for the precision of interlaboratory assays. Therefore its use could be recommended in environmental studies and monitoring. © 2015 Elsevier Inc. Source

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