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The effect of the herbicide atrazine on aquatic plant life and snail populations

Show simple item record Baxter, L.R. Moore, D.L. Sibley, P.K. Solomon, K.R. Hanson, M.L. Institute for Community Engaged Scholarship 2012-06-12T01:29:06Z 2012-06-12T01:29:06Z 2012-06-11
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dc.description.abstract Atrazine is a chemical used to kill plants. It runs off agricultural fields into water systems and may have an effect on aquatic life. This study looked at periphyton – a group of very small organisms that aquatic snails eat. The researchers used test ponds to see how differ-ent concentrations of atrazine would affect the snails and their food source. They found that atrazine did not reduce or increase growth of periphyton. Without changes in periphyton, there were no changes in snail populations caused by atrazine. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Project support by Agri-Food and Rural Link, Mobilizing Agri-food and Rural Research Knowledge. A program of the OMAFRA-U of G Partnership. en_US
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dc.subject Atrazine, herbicide, phytoplankton, periphyton, snail, microcosm, pond, aquatic community en_US
dc.subject clear language research summary en_US
dc.title The effect of the herbicide atrazine on aquatic plant life and snail populations en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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