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RECORD NUMBER: 407 OF 4733

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Main Title Assessing the Biodegradation of Sediment Associated Chemicals.
Author Pritchard, P. H. ;
CORP Author Environmental Research Lab., Gulf Breeze, FL.
Year Published 1985
Report Number EPA/600/D-85/233;
Stock Number PB86-116571
Additional Subjects Sediments ; Biodeterioration ; Chemical compounds ; Water pollution ; Assessments ; Ecology ; Biochemistry ; Metabolism ; Nutrients ; Experimental design ; Microorganisms ; Pesticides ; Sediment water interfaces ; Biological processes ; Path of pollutants
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NTIS  PB86-116571 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 54p
Abstract
Investigations of the fate of xenobiotic chemicals in laboratory systems that accommodate the microbial ecology of sediments are described. These systems permit examination of biochemical activities in the sediment bed with particular emphasis at the sediment-water interface. Sediment may contain thousands of microcommunities, each containing the same genotypic array of metabolic potential. Each community, however, will demonstrate, depending on the surrounding conditions, a certain phenotypic response that reflects a small portion of its total metabolic potential.