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Main Title Microbial Toxicity Studies.
Author Pritchard, P. H. ; Bourquin, A. W. ;
CORP Author Environmental Research Lab., Gulf Breeze, FL.
Year Published 1985
Report Number EPA/600/D-83/027;
Stock Number PB85-165801
Additional Subjects Toxicology ; Bacteria ; Chemical compounds ; Growth ; Metabolism ; Toxic substances
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NTIS  PB85-165801 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 06/21/1988
Collation 46p
Abstract
The chapter cites examples of the common methods used to determine the toxicity of chemicals to bacteria. It covers only the most common methods, particularly those that are easy to perform. Numerous literature citations have been included to help illustrate how a method is used and where its advantages and disadvantages lie. The information presented here is not a complete survey, but rather an aid to understanding of current methods used in the field of microbial toxicology. Toxicity of chemicals to bacteria is discussed relative to the organisms' growth and metabolism. Examples are given of methods involving heterotrophic activity, geochemical cycling, and decomposition processes. In addition, application of toxicity studies to unique bacterial processes and habitats discussed.