INQUIMAE   12526
INSTITUTO DE QUIMICA, FISICA DE LOS MATERIALES, MEDIOAMBIENTE Y ENERGIA
Unidad Ejecutora - UE
artículos
Título:
Co-encapsulation of Daphnia magna and microalgae in silica matrices, a stepping stone toward a portable microcosm
Autor/es:
MERCEDES PERULLINI; FRÉDÉRIC ORIAS; CLAUDE DURRIEU; MATÍAS JOBBÁGY; SARA A. BILMES
Revista:
Biotechnology Reports
Editorial:
Elsevier
Referencias:
Año: 2014 vol. 4 p. 147 - 147
ISSN:
2215-017X
Resumen:
We report on the first silica encapsulation of a metazoan (Daphnia magna), with a high initial viability (96% of the population remained active 48 h after encapsulation). Moreover, the co-encapsulation of this crustacean and microalgae (Pseudokirchneriella subcapitata) was achieved, creating inside a silica monolith, the smallest microcosm developed to present. This artificial ecosystem in a greatly diminished scale isolated inside a silica nanoporous matrix could have applications in environmental monitoring, allowing ecotoxicity studies to be carried out in portable devices for on-line and in situ pollution level assessment.