Metal toxicity and biodiversity in serpentine soils: application of bioassay tests and microarthropod index.

@article{Visioli2013MetalTA,
  title={Metal toxicity and biodiversity in serpentine soils: application of bioassay tests and microarthropod index.},
  author={Giovanna Visioli and Cristina Menta and Ciro Gardi and Federica D Conti},
  journal={Chemosphere},
  year={2013},
  volume={90 3},
  pages={1267-73}
}
Eco-toxicological or bioassay tests have been intensively discussed as tools for the evaluation of soil quality. Tests using soil organisms, including microarthropods and plants, allow direct estimates to be made of important soil characteristics and functions. In this study we compared the results obtained by two in vitro standard bioassays following ISO or OECD guidelines: (i) the short term-chronic phytotoxicity germination and root elongation test using three different plant species Cucumis… CONTINUE READING