atrazine


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atrazine

[′a·trə‚zēn]
(chemistry)
C8H14ClN5 A white crystalline compound widely used as a photosynthesis-inhibiting herbicide for weeds.
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They are boring and hardly controversial, using straightforward methods with obvious and measurable outcomes analyzed with routine statistical methods and tell a cohesive story about the effects of atrazine on vertebrates.
As shown in Fig 2, atrazine application alone had no significant effect on redroot pigweed density, but nicosulfuron application alone and in mixture of different adjuvants (Volck oil, ammonium sulfate, ammonium nitrate, and situgate) decreased weed density 17.
Atrazine is considered to be lethal to invertebrates at concentrations ranging from 6-22 mg/L (Mayer et al.
Atrazine is a suspected teratogen, causing demasculinization in male northern leopard frog even at low concentrations, and an estrogen disruptor.
Hayes presented Syngenta with his findings: atrazine chemically castrated the frogs by reducing their testosterone.
In these rivers and streams, the concentration of atrazine can reach 2.
Though the experiments were performed on a common laboratory frog, the African clawed frog (Xenopus laevis), field studies indicate that atrazine, a potent endocrine disruptor, similarly affects frogs in the wild, and could possibly be one of the causes of amphibian declines around the globe, Hayes said.
Undesirable residues in water have led to restrictions on the use of atrazine in the EU and USA.
Atrazine (2-chloro-4-ethylamino-6-isopropylamino1,3,5-triazine).
DALLAS -- On October 23, 2012, the law firm of Baron and Budd announced a $105 million settlement on behalf of more than 1,000 community water systems that have detected the chemical atrazine in their water supplies.