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|Main Title||Application of Single- and Multiphasic Michaelis-Menten Kinetics to Predictive Modeling for Aquatic Ecosystems.|
|Author||Lewis, D. L. ; Holm, H. W. ; Hodson, R. E. ;|
|CORP Author||Environmental Research Lab., Athens, GA. ;Georgia Univ., Athens.|
|Additional Subjects||Biodeterioration ; Water pollution ; Reaction kinetics ; Mathematical models ; Reprints ; Michaelis-Menten kinetics ; Xenobiotics ; Aquatic ecosystems|
The transport, fate and effects of many toxic chemicals in aquatic ecosystems are largely mediated by microbial transformations. In the research, the authors have assumed that the transformations are a result of enzymatic reactions, and thus follow Michaelis-Menten kinetics. Using diverse field-collected and laboratory microcosm microbiota, the authors obtained sufficient experimental data to reach some general conclusions concerning the strengths and weaknesses of using Michaelis-Menten kinetics in making environmental predictions.