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Dr Anne Colville

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Research Associate, School of Life Sciences
Associate Member, Centre for Environmental Sustainability
B.Sc (Hons) (Sydney U), M. Sc. (UTS), M.Sc. (Uni. Melb), PhD (UTS)
+61 2 9514 7841

Journal articles

Abdul, J.M., Colville, A., Lim, R., Vigneswaran, S. & Kandasamy, J. 2012, 'Use of duckweed (Lemna disperma) to assess the phytotoxicity of the products of Fenton oxidation of metsulfuron methyl', Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety, vol. 83, pp. 89-95.
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Pablo, F., Krassoi, F.R., Jones, P.R.F., Colville, A.E., Hose, G.C. & Lim, R.P. 2008, 'Comparison of the fate and toxicity of chlorpyrifos-Laboratory versus a coastal mesocosm system', Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety, vol. 71, no. 1, pp. 219-229.
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The widespread use of chlorpyrifos for pest control in urban and rural environments poses a risk of contamination to aquatic environments via runoff, spray drift or spillage. The aim of this study was to assess the fate of chlorpyrifos and its toxicity to common freshwater invertebrates in the laboratory and in stream mesocosms. Chlorpyrifos was rapidly lost from the test systems but the rates of loss varied considerably, such that losses in the mesocosms could not be reliably predicted from the static laboratory studies. This was likely due to the mass transport of chlorpyrifos from the mesocosm via stream flow. Chlorpyrifos was acutely toxic to all invertebrates tested with the cladoceran species (laboratory 48 h LC50 values 0.07-0.10 ?g L-1) being most sensitive. Despite the differences in the dynamics of chlorpyrifos in the laboratory and mesocosm systems, the sensitivities of the mayfly Atalophlebia australis and the cladoceran Simocephalus vetulus were similar in the 2 systems. © 2007 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Colville, A., Jones, P., Pablo, F., Krassoi, F., Hose, G. & Lim, R. 2008, 'Effects of chlorpyrifos on macroinvertebrate communities in coastal stream mesocosms', Ecotoxicology, vol. 17, no. 3, pp. 173-180.
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This study measured the effects of a single pulse of chlorpyrifos at nominal concentrations of 1 and 10 ?g/l on the macroinvertebrate community structure of a coastal stream mesocosm system. Analysis of data using Principal Response Curves (PRC) and Monte Carlo tests showed significant changes in the treated stream mesocosms relative to that of the controls. These changes in the macroinvertebrate assemblages occurred within 6 h, and persisted for at least 124 days after dosing. Significant community-level effects were detected at the lowest concentration on days 2 and 16 post-dosing, giving a no-observed effect concentration (NOECcommunity) of 1.2 ?g/l (measured). The mayflies Atalophlebia sp. and Koorrnonga sp., Chironomidae and Acarina were all sensitive to chlorpyrifos and decreased in abundance in treated mesocosms after dosing. The fauna of these coastal stream mesocosms showed similar sensitivity to chlorpyrifos with that of other reported studies, but there was no evidence of recovery after 124 days. © 2007 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC.
Colville, A.E. & Lim, R.P. 2003, 'Microscopic structure of the mantle and palps in the freshwater mussels velesunio ambiguus and hyridella depressa (Bivalvia: Hyriidae)', Molluscan Research, vol. 23, no. 1, pp. 1-20.
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There has been increasing interest in freshwater mussels (order Unionoida) in recent years because their numbers are declining in many parts of the world and also because they have potential as monitors of pollution. Most studies have been performed on the families Unionidae and Margaritiferidae from North America and Europe, and comparatively little is known of the Hyriidae from Australasia. The present study describes the microscopic structure of tissues in the mantle and palps of two hyriid mussels, namely Velesunio ambiguus and Hyridella depressa, as viewed by light and electron microscopy. The two mussels show similarities with the unionids and margaritiferids, particularly the presence of extracellular mineralised granules. The mantle and palps of V. ambiguus and H. depressa consist of flaps of tissue bordered on the inner and outer surfaces by simple epithelia. The intervening tissue is dominated by connective tissue containing vesicular cells, muscle, nerves and blood spaces with haemocytes. Orange-yellow extracellular calcified granules are a prominent feature of the interstitial tissues. The abundance of calcified granules in the mantle of H. depressa is greater than that in V. ambiguus and there are differences in the appearance of the apical vesicles in epithelial cells. © Malacological Society of Australasia 2003.
Burnstock, G., Campbell, G., Satchell, D. & Smythe, A. 1997, 'Evidence that adenosine triphosphate or a related nucleotide is the transmitter substance released by non-adrenergic inhibitory nerves in the gut', British Journal of Pharmacology, vol. 120, no. 4 SUPPL., pp. 337-357.
1. Stimulation of the vagal non-adrenergic inhibitory innervation caused the release of adenosine and inosine into vascular perfusates from the stomachs of guinea-pigs and toads. 2. Stimulation of portions of Auerbach's plexus isolated from turkey gizzard caused the release of adenosine triphosphate (ATP), adenosine diphosphate (ADP) and adenosine monophosphate (AMP). 3. ATP, added to solutions perfused through the toad stomach vasculature, was broken down to adenosine, inosine and adenine. 4. Of a series of purine and pyrimidine derivatives tested for inhibitory activity on the guinea-pig isolated taenia coli, ATP and ADP were the most potent. 5. ATP caused inhibition of twelve other gut preparations previously shown to contain non-adrenergic inhibitory nerves. The inhibitory action of ATP was not prevented by tetrodotoxin. 6. Quinidine antagonized relaxations of the guinea-pig taenia coli caused by catecholamines or adrenergic nerve stimulation. Higher concentrations of quinidine antagonized relaxations caused by ATP or non-adrenergic inhibitory nerve stimulation. 7. When tachyphylaxis to ATP had been produced in the rabbit ileum, there was a consistent depression of the responses to non-adrenergic inhibitory nerve stimulation but not of responses to adrenergic nerve stimulation. 8. It is suggested that ATP or a related nucleotide is the transmitter substance released by the non-adrenergic inhibitory innervation of the gut.
Sneddon, J.D., Smythe, A., Satchell, D. & Burnstock, G. 1973, 'An investigation of the identity of the transmitter substance released by non-adrenergic, non-cholinergic excitatory nerves supplying the small intestine of some lower vertebrates', Comparative and General Pharmacology, vol. 4, no. 13, pp. 53-60.
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1. 1. Non-adrenergic, non-cholinergic excitatory postganglionic fibres in the splanchnic nerves supply the small intestine of the toad (Bufo marinus) and the lizard (Tiliqua rugosa). 2. 2. 5-Hydroxytryptamine, histamine, bradykinin, and prostaglandin E1 have been rejected as the putative neurotransmitters in these nerves on the grounds that they do not have actions which parallel those of nerve stimulation or that drugs which antagonize their effects do not similarly antagonize the effects of nerve stimulation. 3. 3. ATP produces excitatory responses, which closely mimic those of non-adrenergic, non-cholinergic nerve stimulation. Quinidine causes parallel block of the responses to nerve stimulation and exogenously applied ATP, but this action may be non-specific. 4. 4. While the results do not provide direct evidence for purinergic excitatory nerves to the small intestine of lower vertebrates, they are consistent with the hypothesis. © 1973.
BURNSTOCK, G., SATCHELL, D.G. & SMYTHE, A.N.N.E. 1972, 'A comparison of the excitatory and inhibitory effects of non-adrenergic, non-cholinergic nerve stimulation and exogenously applied ATP on a variety of smooth muscle preparations from different vertebrate species', British Journal of Pharmacology, vol. 46, no. 2, pp. 234-242.
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BURNSTOCK, G., DUMSDAY, B. & SMYTHE, A. 1972, 'Atropine resistant excitation of the urinary bladder: the possibility of transmission via nerves releasing a purine nucleotide', British Journal of Pharmacology, vol. 44, no. 3, pp. 451-461.
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BURNSTOCK, G., CAMPBELL, G., SATCHELL, D. & SMYTHE, A.N.N.E. 1970, 'Evidence that adenosine triphosphate or a related nucleotide is the transmitter substance released by non-adrenergic inhibitory nerves in the gut', British Journal of Pharmacology, vol. 40, no. 4, pp. 668-688.
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