Photosynthesis Tests as an Alternative to Growth Tests for Hazard Assessment of Toxicant

@article{Petersen2000PhotosynthesisTA,
  title={Photosynthesis Tests as an Alternative to Growth Tests for Hazard Assessment of Toxicant},
  author={S. K. Petersen and Kresten Ole Kusk},
  journal={Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology},
  year={2000},
  volume={38},
  pages={152-157}
}
Abstract. Acute (3- and 6-h) toxic responses toward Cu, linear alkylbenzene sulfonate (LAS), and tributyltin (TBT) of light-saturated and unsaturated photosynthesis were investigated for Rhodomonas salina and Skeletonema costatum obtained from exponentially growing batch cultures and from chemostat cultures limited by either nitrogen or phosphorus. The sensitivity of the photosynthesis tests were compared to standardized growth tests applied to the same species and toxicants. For Cu and S… CONTINUE READING