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Master of Science (MS)
William F. Sigler
In the past few years the Utah Fish and Game Department, as well as the fish and game departments of other states, has been spending fisheries money for fish eradication on both lakes and streams. The Utah Fish and Game Department recently suggested to the University that research be initiated on the subject of toxaphene as a fish poison. Consequently, a better insight into conditions that exist for a given water type could be developed. To date there is a very small amount of material written on toxaphene. This is due primarily to the fact that toxaphene was not developed until the 19hO's. Toxaphene is used mainly as an insecticide. Such crops as tomatoes, beans, alfalfa, clover and cotton are protected by the use of toxaphene (Hudd and Genelly, 1956).
Workman, Gar W., "Lethal Concentrations and Detoxification Time of Toxaphene For Goldfish, Gambusia and Rainbow Trout" (1959). All Graduate Theses and Dissertations. 6256.