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  • What is EGrowth

    • EGrowth is a database on body growth curves of earthworm species across the globe.
    • It contains 1061 growth curves, representing 15888 measures of body mass and covers 51 species of earthworm.
    • The data were compiled from a variety of documents published between 1950 and 2017, such as scientific publications, PhD reports, and reports, with the aim to be as exhaustive as possible.
    • The curves come with metadata that contains information about the environmental conditions in which the curves were produced.
    • A growth curve is a series of measure of body weights on a same batch of individuals.
    • Growth curves are necessary for many purpose such as making population dynamics models, assessing the toxicity of products, managing populations, decision taking and designing experiments.
    • The data base can be downloaded directly or accessed through a Graphical User Interface

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  • Citing EGrowth

    • This database will be online once published. It is actually submitted to Soil Biology and Biochemistry. Thank you for your patience.