STP1062

    Utility of In Situ Assays for Detecting Environmental Pollutants

    Published: Jan 1990


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    Abstract

    In Situ bioassays are toxicity determining techniques applied to or designed for use under real world conditions outside of the control of the laboratory. A number of plants and animals, domestic and wild, are used in situ to measure and monitor mutagenesis, carcinogenesis and other biological endpoints; for example, growth, nitrogen fixation, excretion of urinary δ-aminolevulinic acid, blood cell abnormalities, etc. The organisms include corn, soybean, spiderwort, white footed mouse, wild house mouse, mudminnow, white croaker and brown bullhead fish, sea urchin and mussel.

    Keywords:

    in situ, toxicology, environmental pollution, mutagenesis, carcinogenesis, toxicity


    Author Information:

    Lower, WR
    Group LeaderResearch BiologistResearch Specialist, Bioenvironmental Studies of the Environmental Trace Subtances Research Center of the Univeristy of MissouriHealth Effects Research Laboratory of the Environmental Protection AgencyBioenvironmental Studies of the Environmental Trace Substances Research Center of the University of Missouri, ColumbiaResearch ParkColumbia, MissouriNorth CarolinaMissouri

    Sandhu, SS
    Group LeaderResearch BiologistResearch Specialist, Bioenvironmental Studies of the Environmental Trace Subtances Research Center of the Univeristy of MissouriHealth Effects Research Laboratory of the Environmental Protection AgencyBioenvironmental Studies of the Environmental Trace Substances Research Center of the University of Missouri, ColumbiaResearch ParkColumbia, MissouriNorth CarolinaMissouri

    Thomas, MW
    Group LeaderResearch BiologistResearch Specialist, Bioenvironmental Studies of the Environmental Trace Subtances Research Center of the Univeristy of MissouriHealth Effects Research Laboratory of the Environmental Protection AgencyBioenvironmental Studies of the Environmental Trace Substances Research Center of the University of Missouri, ColumbiaResearch ParkColumbia, MissouriNorth CarolinaMissouri


    Paper ID: STP18962S

    Committee/Subcommittee: D34.02

    DOI: 10.1520/STP18962S


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