Preliminary Observations on Responses of Embryonic and Larval Pacific Herring, Clupea pallasi, to Neutral Fraction Biodegradation Products of Weathered Alaska North Slope Oil

@article{Middaugh1998PreliminaryOO,
  title={Preliminary Observations on Responses of Embryonic and Larval Pacific Herring, Clupea pallasi, to Neutral Fraction Biodegradation Products of Weathered Alaska North Slope Oil},
  author={Douglas P. Middaugh and M. E. Shelton and Jr. C. L. McKenney and Gary N. Cherr and Peter J. Chapman and Lee A. Courtney},
  journal={Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology},
  year={1998},
  volume={34},
  pages={188-196}
}
Abstract. Weathered Alaska North Slope crude oil (ANS 521) was subjected to biodegradation in vigorously stirred incubations for 14 days at 15 ± 1°C in 20‰ salinity sterilized seawater, amended with nutrients and inoculated with a hydrocarbon-degrading microorganism (EI2V) isolated from an oil-contaminated beach in Prince William Sound, Alaska. A total of 13.7 mg/L water-soluble neutral fraction (WSF) was recovered from the incubation of weathered ANS 521. Toxicity/teratogenicity tests were… 

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