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Ecological Bacterial Biomarkers of Toxicity (ECOBOX) (CDEP 84/5/297) - ME4101

To develop a rapid, sensitive, cost effective, and simple scientific biomarkers for risk assessments of hazardous substances and mixtures in the marine environment.

To study the growth dynamics of selected marine bacteria.

To develop methods to assess mechanistic change at the sub cellular level associated with exposure to contaminants in bacteria.

To determine the relationship between growth dynamics and sub cellular change in bacteria under controlled experimental conditions.

To develop a field application system for the determination of risk by measuring the effect of contaminants on caged bacteria.

Project Documents
• Final Report : ME4101   (1954k)
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2000

To: 2004

Cost: £336,922
Contractor / Funded Organisations
Plymouth Marine Laboratory
Environmental Protection              
Hazardous substances              
Marine conservation              
Marine Monitoring              
Nature conservation              
Fields of Study
Environmental Protection - Marine