Agar as a medium for removing soil from earthworm guts.

A.D. Pokarzhevskii, N.M. van Straalen, A.M. Semenov

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    Earthworms were kept on a water-agar gel for 96 h at 20°C, after that time all soil had been voided from their guts. Earthworms treated in this way may be used for soil-free chemical analysis, as required in biomonitoring programmes for soil contamination. (C) 2000 Elsevier Science Ltd.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1315-1317
    Number of pages3
    JournalSoil Biology and Biochemistry
    Publication statusPublished - 2000


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