Seed germination test for heavy metal phytotoxicity assessment

Citation

Bae, J., Mercier, G., Watson, A.K., Benoit, D.L. (2014). Seed germination test for heavy metal phytotoxicity assessment, 94(8), 1519-1521. http://dx.doi.org/10.4141/CJPS-2014-018

Abstract

We introduced a germination assay for metal toxicity using micro-centrifuge tube and agar media as germination substrate. The additives associated with metal treatment preparation had no effect on germination of four test species. This method can circumvent some of the limitations derived from the traditional petri-dish germination assays.

Publication date

2014-01-01

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