A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Paton, G. I., Palmer, G., Burton, M., Rattray, E. A. S., McGrath, S. P., Glover, L. A. and Killham, K. 1997. Development of an acute and chronic ecotoxicity assay using lux -marked Rhizobium leguminosarum biovar trifolii. Letters in Applied Microbiology. 24 (4), pp. 296-300.
|Authors||Paton, G. I., Palmer, G., Burton, M., Rattray, E. A. S., McGrath, S. P., Glover, L. A. and Killham, K.|
A soil isolate of Rhizobium leguminosarum bv. trifolii was marked with a lux CDABE gene cassette to enable the expression of bioluminescence. The suitability of the bacterium as a soil pollution biosensor was assessed using acute and chronic assays. Bacterial bioluminescence responded sensitively to the metals studied, The order of sensitivity was found to be Cd > Ni = Zn > Cu for the acute test and Cd > Ni = Zn = Cu for the chronic test. The sensitive response of the biosensor highlighted its potential for use as an indicator of soil pollution.
|Keywords||Biotechnology & Applied Microbiology; Microbiology|
|Year of Publication||1997|
|Journal||Letters in Applied Microbiology|
|Journal citation||24 (4), pp. 296-300|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI)||doi:10.1046/j.1472-765X.1997.00071.x|
|Open access||Published as bronze (free) open access|
|Funder project or code||923|
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