EPA Science Inventory

MOVING PLANT TOXICOLOGY FROM THE GREENHOUSE TO THE FIELD: A METHOD THAT INCORPORATES THE POSITIVE ATTRIBUTES OF EACH

Citation:

Pfleeger, T G. MOVING PLANT TOXICOLOGY FROM THE GREENHOUSE TO THE FIELD: A METHOD THAT INCORPORATES THE POSITIVE ATTRIBUTES OF EACH. BULLETIN OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONTAMINATION AND TOXICOLOGY. Springer, New York, NY, 74(1):16-23, (2005).

Description:

Open top chambers (OTC) have been used to study effects of air pollutants on plants for over 25 years. Many of those studies have used potted plants, producing environmental and ecological rooting conditions that are unrealistic. Others have placed OTC over existing vegetation, which increases experimental variability by using non-uniform soil conditions. We describe modifications that include the use of native soils and environmental controls to achieve experimental conditions that are more reproducible than field experiments but more realistic than traditional OTC experiments.

Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT (JOURNAL/PEER REVIEWED JOURNAL)
Start Date: 01/01/2005
Completion Date: 01/01/2005
Record Last Revised: 12/21/2005
Record Created: 12/08/2004
Record Released: 12/08/2004
Record ID: 105129

Organization:

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

NATIONAL HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS RESEARCH LAB

WESTERN ECOLOGY DIVISION

RISK CHARACTERIZATION BRANCH