First Published in 1986, this two-volume set offers comprehensive insight into the testing of toxic substances using microorganisms as reference. Carefully compiled and filled with a vast repertoire of notes, diagrams, and references this book serves as a useful reference for students of medicine and other practitioners in their respective fields.
1. Introduction and Review of Microbial and Biochemical Toxicity Screening Procedures. 2. Environmental Factors That Affect the utility of Microbial Assays for the Toxicity and Mutagenicity of Chemical Pollutants. 3. Toxicity Screening Using Fungi and Yeasts. 4. Toxicity Screening Using Phytoplankton. 5. Toxicant Screening in Wastewater Systems. 6. Toxicity Testing in Soil Using Microorganisms. 7. Biodegradation Tests. 8. A U.S. EPA Perspective on Ecotoxicty Testing Using Microorganisms. Index.
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