Preadapted inocula for limiting the risk of errors in biodegradability tests.

@article{Thouand1996PreadaptedIF,
  title={Preadapted inocula for limiting the risk of errors in biodegradability tests.},
  author={G{\'e}rald Thouand and B. Capdeville and J. C. Block},
  journal={Ecotoxicology and environmental safety},
  year={1996},
  volume={33 3},
  pages={261-7}
}
Reducing the time for biodegradability tests to 28 days poses a problem when the inoculum contains few biodegraders, as a biodegradable xenobiotic must give a positive result within this time. The influence of initial concentration (X0, number of cells liter-1) on the lag time (hours) of para-nitrophenol biodegradability tests was examined using different concentrations of adapted Pseudomonas putida with para-nitrophenol as the sole carbon and energy source. Lag time decreased as bacterial… CONTINUE READING

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