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Main Title Database Assessment of Phytotoxicity Data Published on Terrestrial Vascular Plants.
Author Fletcher, J. S. ; Johnson, F. L. ; McFarlane, J. C. ;
CORP Author Corvallis Environmental Research Lab., OR. ;Oklahoma Univ., Norman. Dept. of Botany and Microbiology.
Publisher c1988
Year Published 1988
Report Number EPA/600/J-88/556;
Stock Number PB91-144733
Additional Subjects Environmental pollutants ; Toxicity ; Species diversity ; Taxonomy ; Toxic substances ; Tables(Data) ; Geography ; Reprints ; Terrestrial vascular plants ; PHYTOTOX database
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB91-144733 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/13/1991
Collation 10p
The PHYTOTOX database was analyzed to determine the taxonomic and geographical scope of information published on the toxicity of organic chemicals to terrestrial vascular plants. The data tabulated show the 20 most frequently tested chemicals, the 35 most often used plant genera and species, and the frequency of toxicity testing conducted on plants maintained under different growth conditions (greenhouse, cultivated field, wild, etc.). The information is discussed with regard to its applicability to environmental issues of concern. Examination of the data indicated that the influence of toxic waste compounds on plants is virtually unknown and that little research attention has been focused on the influence of chemical insult on the growth and development of wild plants.