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Main Title Overview of Safety of Microbial Insecticides to Estuarine and Marine Organisms.
Author Couch, J. A. ; Foss, S. S. ;
CORP Author Environmental Research Lab., Gulf Breeze, FL.
Year Published 1987
Report Number EPA/600/D-87/331;
Stock Number PB88-125448
Additional Subjects Microorganisms ; Pest control ; Estuaries ; Marine fishes ; Crustacae ; Exposure ; Viruses ; Bacteria ; Fungi ; Protozoa ; Safety ; Disease vectors ; Toxicity ; Parasites ; Risk ; Bioassay ; Biological pest control
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB88-125448 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/21/1988
Collation 27p
The chapter presents an overview of safety tests of microbial insecticides to estuarine and marine organisms that have been performed to date. Approaches and experimental design, species of MPCAs tested, systems used, and endpoints and results evaluated for determination of risks of MPCAs to nontarget marine species are reviewed. The review order is by exemplary microbial agents, as follows: viruses, bacteria, fungi and protozoa. The studies presented describe relatively simple procedures for exposing single species nontarget hosts to MPCAs. They incorporate a positive control bioassay to confirm the infectivity of the MPCA and are relatively inexpensive and reliable.