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dc.contributor.author Maila, MP en_US
dc.contributor.author Cloete, TE en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2007-02-06T13:22:33Z en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2007-06-07T10:10:10Z
dc.date.available 2007-02-06T13:22:33Z en_US
dc.date.available 2007-06-07T10:10:10Z
dc.date.issued 2002 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Maila, MP and Cloete, TE. 2002. Germination of Lepidium sativum as a method to evaluate polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) removal from contaminated soil. International Bio-deterioration & Biodegradation, vol. 50(2), pp 107-113 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0964-8305 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10204/1548 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10204/1548
dc.description.abstract The sensitivity of Lepidium sativum germination to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) was investigated in soil(s) artificially and historically contaminated with mixtures of PAR The level of germination of L. sativum decreased with increasing concentration of the PAH in the artificially contaminated soil, while no germination occurred in the historically polluted soil. At a concentration of 1000 and 50 ppm, the germination levels were < 16% and > 75%, respectively. The same germination levels, as a function of PAH concentration, were observed when a non-ionic surfactant was present in the soil(s). When used during phytoremediation of PAH, the germination level of L. sativum was inhibited during the first weeks, after which germination increased, possibly due to PAH dissipation from the soil. The data suggest that the germination of L. sativum can be used to monitor the removal of PAH pollutants from soil. en_US
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dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Elsevier Science Ltd en_US
dc.rights Copyright: 2002 Elsevier Science Ltd. en_US
dc.subject Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons en_US
dc.subject Lepidium sativum germination en_US
dc.subject Phytoremediation en_US
dc.subject Biotechnology en_US
dc.subject Applied microbiology en_US
dc.title Germination of Lepidium sativum as a method to evaluate polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) removal from contaminated soil en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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