Title

Applicability of Microbial Toxicity Assays to Assessment Problems

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book Title/Conference

Environmental Toxicology & Chemistry

Volume

2

Issue

2

Publisher

Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry Press

Publication Date

1983

First Page

185

Last Page

193

DOI

10.1002/etc.5620020207

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.

Comments

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.