Book 2000

New Microbiotests for Routine Toxicity Screening and Biomonitoring

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ISBN: 978-1-4613-6924-0 (Print) 978-1-4615-4289-6 (Online)

Table of contents (60 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xvii

  2. Reviews on Toxicity Tests

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      Pages 1-1

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      Pages 3-12

      Canadian application of microbiotests to assess the toxic potential of complex liquid and solid media

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      Pages 13-25

      Biomarker applications in ecotoxicology: bridging the gap between toxicology and ecology

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      Pages 27-37

      A brief review and critical evaluation of the status of microbiotests

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      Pages 39-48

      The use of a battery of microbiotests as a tool for integrated pollution control : evaluation and perspectives in Cyprus

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      Pages 49-61

      Development and application of microbioassays for routine testing and biomonitoring in Argentina, Chile and Colombia

  3. Toxicity Testing for Regulatory Purposes

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 63-63

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      Pages 65-72

      From microbiotest to decision support system : an assessment framework for surface water toxicity

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      Pages 73-94

      Criteria-based procedure for selecting test methods for effluent testing and its application to Toxkit microbiotests

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      Pages 95-101

      Selection of a battery of microbiotests for various purposes—the Czech experience

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      Pages 103-119

      Evaluation of Toxkits as methods for monitoring water quality in New Zealand

  4. New Microbiotests and Specific Test Criteria

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 121-121

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      Pages 123-133

      Toxicity testing in Japan and the use of Toxkit microbiotests

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      Pages 135-140

      Application of the PAM fluorometric method for determination of copper toxicity to microalgae and duckweed

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      Pages 141-143

      A new flash assay for measuring the toxicity of solid and colored samples

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      Pages 145-153

      The use of Daphnia magna neonates hatched from ephippia for toxicity testing

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      Pages 155-162

      Controlled storage and hatching of eggs of the annual fish Nothobranchius guentheri for toxicity testing.

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      Pages 163-168

      Influence of storage conditions Nothobranchius guenther on the sensitivity of the larvae to toxic stress

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      Pages 169-176

      A new Toxkit microbiotest with the protozoan ciliate Tetrahymena

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      Pages 177-184

      Plant thylakoid membranes and protoplasts as biological units for detection of phytotoxic compounds in water, air, soil and compost

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      Pages 185-190

      The distribution of endpoint chronic values for freshwater rotifers

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      Pages 191-195

      Characterisation of lyophilised thylakoids as a biological tool to detect herbicides

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      Pages 197-207

      Use of bacterial tests (the VITOTOX® genotoxicity test and the BIOMET heavy metal test) to analyze chemicals and environmental samples

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