Microbiotests Phytotoxkit liquid samples_phytotoxicity test

Phytotoxkit liquid samples

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The phytotoxicity test is intended for phytotoxicity screening of chemicals, leachates of soils or solid wastes, sediment pore waters and elutriates, wastewaters, pesticides and biocides and other research applications.

The Phytotoxkit liquid samples contains all necessary materials to perform one complete 3-day seed germination and early growth test with the monocotyl Sorghum saccharatum (Sorgho) and the dicotyls Lepidium sativum (garden cress) and Sinapis alba (mustard), in three replicates. This cost-effective and user-friendly phytotoxicity assay strictly adheres to ISO Standard 18763.

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PHYTOTOXICITY TEST

Test criterion

The phytotoxicity test is a 3-day bioassay based on the seed germination and root growth of the 3 higher plant species after exposure to pollutants or chemical compounds.

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Contents of the Phytotoxkit liquid samples

  • 3 tubes with seeds of the monocotyl Sorghum saccharatum (Sorgho) and the dicotyls Lepidium sativum (garden cress) and Sinapis alba (mustard), known for their rapid seed germination and root growth.
  • 18 transparent test containers with a thick white filter and a black filter paper in 3 holders.
  • 3 tubes with seeds of the monocotyl Sorghum saccharatum (Sorgho) and the dicotyls Lepidium sativum (garden cress) and Sinapis alba (mustard), known for their rapid seed germination and root growth.
  • 18 transparent test containers with a thick white filter and a black filter paper in 3 holders.
  • Short Bench Protocol and standard operating procedure brochure with easy-to-follow instructions and detailed illustrations.
  • Data treatment sheets and a Quality Control specification sheet with batch number of the seeds and the reference substance.

All test materials and equipment included in the Phytotoxkit liquid samples are available separately.

Benefits of the Phytotoxicity test

  • The high-quality seeds, the special standard test containers and the standard reference soil guarantee high repeatability and reproducibility of the Microbiotests Phytotoxkit, in comparison to conventional phytotoxicity assays.
  • A Quality Control test with a reference substance is described in detail, so you can easily check accuracy and reproducibility.
  • Thanks to the unique transparent test containers, you can immediately observe the germinated seeds and measure the length of the roots (and shoots) by image analysis after only three days.
  • The phytotoxicity test requires minimal space and equipment:
  • incubator with lateral lights
  • any type of digital camera
  • computer with image analysis program, which you can obtain for free
  • Simple handlings and scorings.
  • We can provide you with a computer program for easy Toxkit data treatment.

The sensitivity of the Microbiotests Phytotoxkit is comparable to the sensitivity of conventional phytotoxicity tests based on seed germination and early root growth.

  • The Phytotoxkit liquid samples is used in many environmental laboratories and research institutes worldwide and is validated by an extensive international interlaboratory comparison.
  • Our phytotoxicity test is highly standardised and complies with ISO Standard 18763.

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It contains all necessary materials to perform one complete 3-day higher plant toxicity test with one monocotyl and two dicotyl plant species, in three replicates.