Toxicity of Environmental Contaminants: Use of Battery of Standard Biological Assays
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Tajinder Kaur, Sneh Rajput, Gurpreet Kaur, Renu Bhardwaj and Saroj Arora
Environmental pollution had increased greatly due to fast urbanization and
industrialization resulting in release of toxic compounds into the surrounding.
Traditionally, physical and chemical parameters were used to detect these toxic
compounds in the environment. Besides these it is also essential to study new assays to
understand biological responses of undesirable compounds on living systems.
Combination of all the methods will provide new prospects for integrated strategies for
environmental and risk assessment. Bioanalytical techniques have become a rapidly
emerging branch of environmental sciences. Therefore, the present communication
deals with emerging environmental pollutants and bioanalytical tools for in situ
Animal Bioassay, Bacterial Bioassays, Bioassays, Biomarkers,
Carcinogenicity, Chemical Analysis, Ecological Risk Assessment, Environmental
Pollution, Environmental Pollutants, Heavy Metals, Mutagencity, Plant Bioassays,
Risk Assessment, Toxicity, Xenobiotics.
Department of Botanical and Environmental Sciences, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, India.