Accession Number:

ADA200323

Title:

Effects of Temperature and Species on TNT (Trinitrotoluene) Injury to Plants

Descriptive Note:

Special rept.

Corporate Author:

COLD REGIONS RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING LAB HANOVER NH

Report Date:

1988-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

12.0

Abstract:

The studies tested the toxic effects of trinitrotoluene TNT to plants grown hydroponically. The first study tested the effect of temperature and TNT concentration on plant growth, and the second tested the effect of TNT on various legumes and grass. The studies showed that the tolerance to TNT is related to both the genotypic characteristics of the plant and its rate of growth. Plants growing in more optimum environments and having a greater growth rate were more tolerant to the injurious effects of TNT. TNT tolerance was greater in grasses than in legumes. The growing points of plants originating from the crown were most tolerant to TNT injury. Plant growth Temperature effects TNT.

Subject Categories:

  • Biology
  • Ammunition and Explosives
  • Water Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE