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    Author(s): Jia-En Zhang; Jiayu Yu; Ying Ouyang
    Date: 2015
    Source: Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology
    Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
    Station: Southern Research Station
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    Acid rain is still an issue of environmental concerns. This study investigated the impacts of simulated acid rain (SAR) upon earthworm activity from the Latosol (acidic red soil). Laboratory experiment was performed by leaching the soil columns grown with earthworms (Eisenia fetida) at the SAR pH levels ranged from 2.0 to 6.5 over a 34-day period. Results showed that earthworms tended to escape from the soil and eventually died for the SAR at pH = 2.0 as a result of acid toxicity. The catalase activity in the earthworms decreased with the SAR pH levels, whereas the superoxide dismutases activity in the earthworms showed a fluctuate pattern: decreasing from pH 6.5 to 5.0 and increasing from pH 5.0 to 4.0. Results implied that the growth of earthworms was retarded at the SAR pH B 3.0.

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    Zhang, Jia-En; Yu, Jiayu; Ouyang, Ying. 2015.Activity of earthworm in Latosol under simulated acid rain stress. Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology. 94(1): 108-111. 4 p.  https://doi.org/10.1007/s00128-014-1404-5.

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    Keywords

    Acid rain, , Enzyme activity, , Earthworm, Latosol

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