A process for detecting benzo[a]pyrene in polluted aquatic environments
Annie Christianus. (2011) A process for detecting benzo[a]pyrene in polluted aquatic environments.
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The present invention relates to a process for detecting benzo[a]pyrene (BaP) in polluted aquatic environments. The process comprising: preparing a plurality of treated fish; retaining some of the plurality of treated fish for a certain period as a control group; exposing rest of the plurality of treated fish for a certain period to a BaP-polluted environment; extracting materials from intestine of the plurality of treated fish; plating materials extracted from the previous step on Cetrimide Agar; and counting Pseudomonas aeruginosa colonies. The population of P. aeruginosa in the fish intestine is used in determining levels of pollutants especially BaP levels in aquatic environments.
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