drc (version 2.5-12)

secalonic: Root length measurements

Description

Data stem from an experiment assessing the inhibitory effect of secalonic acids on plant growth.

Usage

data(secalonic)

Arguments

Format

A data frame with 7 observations on the following 2 variables:
dose
a numeric vector containing dose values (mM)
rootl
a numeric vector containing root lengths (cm)

Source

Gong, X. and Zeng, R. and Luo, S. and Yong, C. and Zheng, Q. (2004) Two new secalonic acids from Aspergillus Japonicus and their allelopathic effects on higher plants, Proceedings of International Symposium on Allelopathy Research and Application, 27-29 April, Shanshui, Guangdong, China (Editors: R. Zeng and S. Luo), 209--217. Ritz, C (2009) Towards a unified approach to dose-response modeling in ecotoxicology To appear in Environ Toxicol Chem.

Details

For each dose the root length is an average three measurements.

Examples

Run this code

## Fitting a four-parameter log-logistic model
secalonic.m1 <- drm(rootl ~ dose, data = secalonic, fct = LL.4())
summary(secalonic.m1)

## Fitting a three-parameter log-logistic model
##  lower limit fixed at 0
secalonic.m2 <- drm(rootl ~ dose, data = secalonic, fct = LL.3())
summary(secalonic.m1)

## Comparing logistic and log-logistic models
## (Figure 1 in Ritz (2009))
secalonic.LL4 <- drm(rootl ~ dose, data = secalonic, fct = LL.4())
secalonic.L4 <- drm(rootl ~ dose, data = secalonic, fct = L.4())

plot(secalonic.LL4, broken=TRUE, ylim=c(0,7), xlab="Dose (mM)", ylab="Root length (cm)", 
cex=1.2, cex.axis=1.2, cex.lab=1.2, lwd=2)

plot(secalonic.L4, broken=TRUE, ylim=c(0,7), add=TRUE, type="none", lty=2, lwd=2)

abline(h=coef(secalonic.L4)[3], lty=3, lwd=2)

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