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BACTOX, a Rapid Bioassay That Uses Protozoa To Assess the Toxicity of Bacteria

By Wolfram Schlimme, Marcello Marchiani, Kurt Hanselmann and Bernard Jenni

Abstract

A new type of toxicity test based on the protozoan Tetrahymena pyriformis has been developed to assess the overall toxicity of bacterial strains given as prey. This simple and rapid test is able to detect toxicant-producing bacteria, which may present a biohazard. It can also be used for the risk assessment of microbes designed for deliberate release

Topics: Methods
Publisher: American Society for Microbiology
Year: 1999
OAI identifier: oai:pubmedcentral.nih.gov:91408
Provided by: PubMed Central
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