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Main Title Comparison of Mixed Flask Culture and Standardized Laboratory Model Ecosystems for Toxicity Testing.
Author Shannon, L. J. ; Harrass, M. C. ; Yount, J. D. ; Walbridge, C. T. ;
CORP Author Environmental Research Lab.-Duluth, MN. ;Minnesota Univ.-Duluth. Dept. of Biology. ;Food and Drug Administration, Washington, DC.
Year Published 1986
Report Number EPA/600/D-85/214-F;
Stock Number PB87-167300
Additional Subjects Toxicity ; Copper sulfates ; Sensitivity ; Reproducibility ; Evaluation ; Costs ; Reprints ; Microcosms ; SAM(Standardized Aquatic Microcosm) method ; MFC(Mixed Flask Culture) method ; Ecosystems
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB87-167300 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 26p
Abstract Two microecosystem protocols, the Standardized Aquatic Microcosm (SAM) method (1982) and the Mixed Flask Culture (MFC) method (1981), were compared on the basis of their response to copper sulfate. These protocols differed in microcosm structure, age, and the variables monitored. Although responses were similar with both systems, the SAM procedure provided considerably more insight into the changes in population densities and nutrient cycling responsible for the observed ecosystem level changes. The SAM protocol was more repeatable and provided a much more complete picture of toxicant effects, but was extremely labor intensive. The MFC protocol lacked repeatability and provided no information to aid in interpreting ecosystem level effects, but was capable of displaying sensitivity equal to that of the SAM procedure and required a comparatively small time investment. (Copyright (c) 1987, American Society for Testing and Materials.)
Supplementary Notes Pub. in Community Toxicity Testing, ASTM STP 920, p135-157 1986. Supersedes PB86-100971. Prepared in cooperation with Minnesota Univ.-Duluth. Dept. of Biology, and Food and Drug Administration, Washington, DC.
Title Annotations Reprint: Comparison of Mixed Flask Culture and Standardized Laboratory Model Ecosystems for Toxicity Testing,
PUB Date Free Form c1986
Category Codes 57H; 57Y; 68G; 57K
NTIS Prices PC A03/MF A01
Primary Description 600/03
Document Type NT
Cataloging Source NTIS/MT
Control Number 715626702
Origin NTIS
Type CAT