Standard inocula preparations reduce the bacterial diversity and reliability of regulatory biodegradation tests

@inproceedings{Goodhead2014StandardIP,
  title={Standard inocula preparations reduce the bacterial diversity and reliability of regulatory biodegradation tests},
  author={Andrew K. Goodhead and Ian M. Head and Jason R. Snape and Russell J. Davenport},
  booktitle={Environmental science and pollution research international},
  year={2014}
}
OECD ready biodegradability tests have been central to understanding the biodegradation of chemicals from a regulatory perspective for many decades. They are not fit for contemporary prioritisation of chemicals based on persistence, however, due to the low concentration of inocula used, short duration and high variability between tests. Two OECD standard inoculum pretreatment methods (settlement and filtration) were investigated to observe their effect on the probability of biodegradation and… CONTINUE READING

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