Coastal monitoring using metal resistant microbes
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Biological assessment is an integral part of water and sediment quality assessment in Australia (ANZECC 2000 guidelines) however there is no early warning rapid biological assessment (RBA) for sediment toxicity. We will develop RBA for contaminated sediment using metal resistant bacteria. We will design DNA probes to detect these metal resistant bacteria in envrionmental samples and develop a framework applicable wherever sediment biologial assessment is required.
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|Past||R-0266||Alcan International Ltd, Alcan - Queensland Research and Development Centre||Alcan International Ltd, Australian Research Council, Charles Darwin University, Department of Business Economic and Regional Development, Northern Land Council, NT Dept of Natural Resources Environment the Arts and Sport, Rio Tinto Aluminium Limited, Xstrata Zinc - McArthur River Mining Pty Ltd|