Cold and drought stress in combination with pyrene exposure: studies with Protaphorura armata (Collembola: Onychiuridae).

@article{Sjursen2004ColdAD,
  title={Cold and drought stress in combination with pyrene exposure: studies with Protaphorura armata (Collembola: Onychiuridae).},
  author={Heidi Sjursen and Martin Holmstrup},
  journal={Ecotoxicology and environmental safety},
  year={2004},
  volume={57 2},
  pages={145-52}
}
Adult survival of the springtail Protaphorura armata exposed to pyrene, a common soil pollutant, was investigated in combination with cold and drought stress, in three separate experiments. (1) A drought stress imposed subsequent to pyrene exposure in soil resulted in a significant decrease in springtail survival, when compared with controls exposed to pyrene and subsequently to 100% relative humidity. (2) A previous exposure to drought stress resulted in slightly improved survival of pyrene… CONTINUE READING