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Spectral reflectance of Lemna gibba fronds exposed to ethylene glycol
Dong, W.; Carter, G.A.; Barber, J.T. (2002). Spectral reflectance of Lemna gibba fronds exposed to ethylene glycol. Aquat. Bot. 73(3): 275-281
In: Aquatic Botany. Elsevier Science: Tokyo; Oxford; New York; London; Amsterdam. ISSN 0304-3770, more
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Keywords
    Aquatic plants; Spectra; Toxicity tests; Lemna gibba

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  • Dong, W.
  • Carter, G.A.
  • Barber, J.T.

Abstract
    Spectroradiometry was used to quantify changes in duckweed frond reflectance that occurred throughout the 400-850 nm spectrum under various ethylene glycol (EG) concentrations and exposure times. The threshold concentration of EG at which a reflectance change could be detected was between 35 and 40 mM (P0.01), approximately, the same as by visual observation. EG-induced changes in frond reflectance were maximal at concentrations of 50 mM or greater. Reflectance changes were detectable within 24 h of exposure to 100 mM EG, 2-3 days prior to changes in frond appearance. Thus, spectroradiometry of duckweed may serve as a rapid and sensitive technique for detection of ecosystem exposure to EG and perhaps other stress agents.

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