MARA (Microbial Assay for toxic Risk Assessment) - a Micro-Scale Ecotoxicity Test
| MARA is a unique, innovative product for use in toxicity testing. It is highly versatile and can cope with a wide range of samples ranging from complex industrial effluents to potable water. |
|The test consists of an array of eleven genetically diverse micro-organisms (ten bacteria and one yeast), freeze-dried in a micro-titre plate. The array is exposed to either a concentration gradient of the test sample or an undiluted sample. Growth of the micro-organisms in the array is measured by recording the reduction of a redox dye through the use of a flat bed scanner and image analysis software. |
MARA meets all the required test criteria for micro-scale ecotoxicity tests:
In addition to the above, MARA provides the user with significantly more information which is not available from other tests:
For further information, please contact NCIMB using the contact details at the top of this page or download a pdf product brochure.
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Posted on September 1, 2008