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Folsomia candida (Collembola): A "standard" soil arthropod

Fountain, M. T. and Hopkin, S. P. (2005) Folsomia candida (Collembola): A "standard" soil arthropod. Annual Review of Entomology, 50. pp. 201-222. ISSN 0066-4170

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To link to this item DOI: 10.1146/annurev.ento.50.071803.130331

Abstract/Summary

Folsomia candida Willem 1902, a member of the order Collembola (colloquially called springtails), is a common and widespread arthropod that occurs in soils throughout the world. The species is parthenogenetic and is easy to maintain in the laboratory on a diet of granulated dry yeast. F. candida has been used as a "standard" test organism for more than 40 years for estimating the effects of pesticides and environmental pollutants on nontarget soil arthropods. However. it has also been employed as a model for the investigation of numerous other phenomena such as cold tolerance, quality as a prey item, and effects of microarthropod grazing on pathogenic fungi and mycorrhizae of plant roots. In this comprehensive review. aspects of the life history, ecology, and ecotoxicology of F candida are covered. We focus on the recent literature, especially studies that have examined the effects of soil pollutants on reproduction in F candida using the protocol published by the International Standards Organization in 1999.

Item Type:Article
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Faculty of Life Sciences > School of Biological Sciences
Interdisciplinary centres and themes > Soil Research Centre
ID Code:10315
Uncontrolled Keywords:springtail, ecotoxicology, chemical toxicity, isotomidae, ISO test, POLYCHLOROBIPHENYL-CONTAMINATED SOIL, LINEAR ALKYLBENZENE SULFONATES, SLURRY PHASE CONDITIONS, EISENIA-FOETIDA, TERRESTRIAL INVERTEBRATES, ENCHYTRAEUS-ALBIDUS, WILLEM COLLEMBOLA, DROUGHT TOLERANCE, BIOLOGICAL, DETOXIFICATION, CONIOTHYRIUM MINITANS

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