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Bioindicators: A Review

Hemalatha R

Abstract


Bioindicators of natural quality are significantly utilized as a part of biological and ecotoxicological considers and additionally in applied ecological preservation. Bioindicator research is done in many levels to identify and segregate the effects of man-induced stressors from the effects of natural stressors. All three groups of organisms--microorganisms, plants and animals can play a vital role as indicators of environmental quality. Stress conditions and stress-induced damage can be sensed by using bioindicators. Biological indicators have been developed to analyze the impact of anthropogenic activities on the environment and have been applied to recent monitoring problems. Bioindicator systems are expected to play an important role in the evaluation of effects of environmental stressors.

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