Phytoindication in Field Screening of Contaminated Sites

  • N. G. Osmolovskaia
  • L. N. Kuchaeva
  • K. N. Mikhelson
  • V. V. Kurilenko


In assessing pollutants of the environment there arises the problem not only of on site determination of contaminants in soil or water but as well of pollutants impact on living matter to predict the harmful biological effect. Plants are regarded as suitable objects for this purpose (Schubert, 1986; Kovalevsky, 1991). General methods of bioindication and biomonitoring used in current ecology researches are mainly focused on damages in aquatic and forest ecosystems (Sergeichik, 1991) and are less developed for terrestrial agrophytocenosis inspection. That is why terrestrial herbaceous plants both wild and cultivated ones call for more involvement in Field Screening.


Kidney Bean NaCI Salinity Stinging Nettle Extractive Work Industrial Contamination 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • N. G. Osmolovskaia
    • 1
  • L. N. Kuchaeva
    • 1
  • K. N. Mikhelson
    • 2
  • V. V. Kurilenko
    • 3
  1. 1.Biological Research Institute of St-Petersburg State UniversityStary PeterhoffRussia
  2. 2.Chemical Department of St-Petersburg State University University pr.Russia
  3. 3.Earth Crust Institute of St-Petersburg State UniversityRussia

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