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Toxicity and Biodegradation Testing

  • Ederio Dino Bidoia
  • Renato Nallin Montagnolli
  • Explores a broad compendium of practical methodologies in biodegradation and toxicological research

  • Features critical discussion of laboratory scale experiments from experts in the field

  • Contains the detail necessary to achieve reproducible results in the lab


Part of the Methods in Pharmacology and Toxicology book series (MIPT)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Tomasz Grześkowiak, Beata Czarczyńska-Goślińska, Agnieszka Zgoła-Grześkowiak
    Pages 1-27
  3. Carlos E. Rodríguez-Rodríguez, Víctor Castro-Gutiérrez, Verónica Lizano-Fallas
    Pages 57-73
  4. Amritha G. Kulkarni, Basappa B. Kaliwal
    Pages 75-86
  5. Praveen P. Satapute, Basappa B. Kaliwal
    Pages 87-103
  6. Maha M. Ismail, Mariam Hassan, Tamer M. Essam
    Pages 185-205
  7. Jaqueline Matos Cruz, Renato Nallin Montagnolli, Elis Marina Turini Claro, Gabriela Mercuri Quitério, José Rubens Moraes Júnior, Paulo Renato Matos Lopes et al.
    Pages 207-213
  8. Dânia E. C. Mazzeo, Matheus M. Roberto, Laís R. D. Sommaggio, Maria A. Marin-Morales
    Pages 215-239
  9. Sanmuga Priya Ekambaram, Senthamil Selvan Perumal, Durgalakshmi Rajendran, Dhevash Samivel, Mohammad Navas Khan
    Pages 241-267
  10. Rana Rashad Mahmood Khan, Saira Saeed, Ahmad Adnan
    Pages 269-280
  11. Érica Janaina Rodrigues de Almeida, Guilherme Dilarri, Carlos Renato Corso
    Pages 297-309
  12. Francisco Ríos, Alejandro Fernández-Arteaga, Manuela Lechuga, Mercedes Fernández-Serrano
    Pages 311-330
  13. Takashi Kusui, Yasuyuki Itatsu, Jun Jin
    Pages 331-347
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 389-397

About this book


This volume presents a broad compendium of techniques used in biodegradation and toxicological research. Through both legacy and up-to-date approaches to practical methodologies with proven results, the book examines the role and applications of analytical biodegradation quantification as it applies to the environmental sciences, particularly in the range of byproducts that are usually linked to toxicology, and the test organisms most often used in toxicity testing. Topics include scientific and technical feasibility studies, contaminant impacts evaluation, study design and analytical techniques, key methodologies required to prepare the biodegradation and toxicology protocols, as well as the handling of microbial communities related to such processes. Written for the Methods in Pharmacology and Toxicology series, chapters deal with a critical discussion of laboratory scale experiments, as well as full scale in situ and ex situ apparatus, with each chapter containing both a discursive section along with a detailed methods section.

Detailed and authoritative, Toxicity and Biodegradation Testing is primarily focused toward the environmental sciences researcher, while the range of techniques also provides an introduction to biodegradation and toxicology methods for researchers outside of the field.


Environmental science Byproduct toxicology Toxicity testing Contaminant impact Microbial communities Test organisms Biotechnology

Editors and affiliations

  • Ederio Dino Bidoia
    • 1
  • Renato Nallin Montagnolli
    • 2
  1. 1.Biosciences InstituteSão Paulo State University (UNESP)Rio ClaroBrazil
  2. 2.Biosciences InstituteSão Paulo State University (UNESP)Rio ClaroBrazil

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Toxicity and Biodegradation Testing
  • Editors Ederio Dino Bidoia
    Renato Nallin Montagnolli
  • Series Title Methods in Pharmacology and Toxicology
  • Series Abbreviated Title Meth.Pharmacology,Toxicology
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media LLC 2018
  • Publisher Name Humana Press, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Protocols
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-4939-7424-5
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4939-8482-4
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4939-7425-2
  • Series ISSN 1557-2153
  • Series E-ISSN 1940-6053
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XI, 397
  • Number of Illustrations 64 b/w illustrations, 26 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Pharmacology/Toxicology
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