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A simple agar plate method, using micro-algae, for herbicide bio-assay or detection

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A simple, inexpensive method is described for the bio-assay of herbicides using micro-algae growing on agar plates. A result is obtainable in 2 days and the method is suitable for bio-detection of herbicide residues, or toxicity studies on soil or aquatic pollutants.

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Wright, S.J.L. A simple agar plate method, using micro-algae, for herbicide bio-assay or detection. Bull. Environ. Contam. Toxicol. 14, 65–70 (1975). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF01685601

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Keywords

  • Toxicity
  • Waste Water
  • Agar
  • Water Management
  • Water Pollution