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Main Title Phytotox Database Evaluation of Surrogate Plant Species Recommended by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.
Author Fletcher, J. S. ; Muhitch, M. J. ; Vann, D. R. ; McFarlane, J. C. ; Benenati, F. B. ;
CORP Author Oklahoma Univ., Norman.;Corvallis Environmental Research Lab., OR.
Year Published 1985
Report Number EPA-R-810195; EPA/600/J-85/214;
Stock Number PB86-121514
Additional Subjects Herbicides ; Toxicity ; Plants(Botany) ; Sensitivity ; Oat plants ; Wheat plants ; Corn plants ; Grain sorghum plants ; Vegetables ; Soybean plants ; Reprints ; Biological indicators ; Data base
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB86-121514 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 12p
The USEPA and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development have recommended or are considering recommendations for phytotoxicity testing. A study was conducted to determine the amount of quantitative data published on the species suggested in those tests. Also, the sensitivity to herbicide applications was examined by use of a computerized database, PHYTOTOX, developed at the University of Oklahoma. The format and content of this database permitted an analysis of data reported in more than 3,500 publications. Such a comprehensive consideration of data was possible only through the use of the PHYTOTOX database and, as a result, the computer analysis reported herein can be viewed as a novel approach in addressing plant toxicology questions. Although 23 plant species were considered, adequate data for making toxicological comparisons were available for only six species: oat, wheat, corn, sorghum, cucumber, and soybean. (Copyright (c) 1985 SETAC.)