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Applicability of Microbial Toxicity Assays to Assessment Problems
Environmental Toxicology & Chemistry
  • James W. Gillett, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Corvallis Environmental Research Laboratory Corvallis, Oregon
  • Martin D. Knittel, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Corvallis Environmental Research Laboratory Corvallis, Oregon
  • Eva Jolma
  • Roger A. Coulombe, Jr., Utah State University
Document Type
Article
Publisher
Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry Press
Publication Date
1-1-1983
DOI
10.1002/etc.5620020207
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Abstract
Microbial assays of dissolved oxygen (DO) uptake and resazurin reduction (RR) assays were compared with regard to applicability for hazard assessment schemes and determination of bioactive residues in soil and biota. The DO method is simpler and less expensive, but is less sensitive and more variable than the RR method. Both gave highly comparable results with pure or mixed cultures of microbes.
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Originally published by the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry Press (SETAC). Abstract available through remote link via Wiley InterScience. Subscription to Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry required to access article fulltext.
Citation Information
Gillett, J.W., M.D. Knittel, E. Jolma and R.A. Coulombe (1983). Applicability of microbial toxicity assays to assessment problems. Environ. Toxicol. and Chem. 2:185-193.