Encyclopedia of Astrobiology

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Biological Efficacy

  • Catharine A. Conley
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-27833-4_175-3

Definition

The biological efficacy of a process is used to describe the effectiveness of a specified process at affecting biological organisms. Efficacy refers to an expected result. For instance, the biological efficacy of the DHMR is described by the measured reduction of the bioburden.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.NASA HeadquartersWashingtonUSA