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Main Title Effects and interactions of polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) with estuarine microorganisms and shellfish /
Author Colwell, Rita R., ; Sayler., Gary S.
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Sayler, Gary S.,
CORP Author Maryland Univ., College Park. Dept. of Biology.;Environmental Research Lab., Gulf Breeze, Fla.
Publisher Environmental Research Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1977
Report Number EPA 600/3-77-070; EPA-R-803300-01-0; ERL/GB-324
Stock Number PB-272 103
OCLC Number 03548274
Subjects Estuarine pollution ; Shellfish--Microbiology
Additional Subjects Marine microorganisms ; Bacteria ; Shellfish ; Enterobacteriaceae ; Chlorine aromatic compounds ; Water pollution ; Aquatic animals ; Invertebrates ; Oysters ; Stress(Physiology) ; Contamination ; Biodeterioration ; Estuaries ; Ecology ; Interactions ; Crassostrea virginica ; Ecosystems ; Biphenyl/chloro ; Heterotrophs ; Water pollution effects(Animals) ; Bioaccumulation
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EHBD  EPA 600/3-77-070 CEMM/ACESD Library/Narragansett,RI 03/16/2007
EJBD  EPA 600-3-77-070 c.1 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 08/05/2013
EKCD  EPA 600/3-77-070 CEMM/GEMMD Library/Gulf Breeze,FL 02/01/2008
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-3-77-070 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023 DISPERSAL
ERAD  EPA 600/3-77-070 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 08/28/2012
ESAD  EPA 600-3-77-070 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB-272 103 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation ix, 45 pages : illustrations, map
The role of estuarine bacteria in the mobilization, transport, and removal of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB) was investigated in estuarine environments. A main objective of this investigation was to determine a secondary impact of PCB contamination of estuarine systems. The specific secondary effect was the PCB-stress-induced accumulation and depuration of enteric bacteria by shellfish, i.e., the Chesapeake Bay oyster, Crassostrea virginica. For this report, bacteria uninhibited by PCB, but capable of growth in the presence of PCB, are defined as PCB-resistant. In this regard, PCB-resistant bacteria were found to be distributed ubiquitously throughout estuarine and marine environments sampled in this study. The residence time of PCB in estuarine and marine environments is concluded to be sufficiently long to induce stress upon estuarine animals.
"Grant no. R-803300-01-0." Includes bibliographical references (pages 43-45).