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Subject Keyword ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES ♦ AQUATIC ORGANISMS ♦ MONITORING ♦ TOXIC MATERIALS ♦ USSR ♦ WATER QUALITY ♦ WATER RESOURCES ♦ BIOCHEMISTRY ♦ WATER CHEMISTRY ♦ POLLUTANTS ♦ WATER POLLUTION ♦ ASIA ♦ CHEMISTRY ♦ EASTERN EUROPE ♦ ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY ♦ EUROPE ♦ MATERIALS ♦ POLLUTION ♦ RESOURCES 520200* -- Environment, Aquatic-- Chemicals Monitoring & Transport-- (-1989)
Abstract This work is the third and final variant of a system of indicator organisms for toxic pollution of surface waters. The goal of the system is to include toxobity in the planned unified water system of the USSR. In the first of two major parts of this paper the author analyzes the subjectivism of saprobiological investigations and their unsoundness as a method of biological analysis of water under conditions of anthropogenic pollution. In the second part, he discusses the toxobity of aquatic organisms as one of the few nonspecific responses of the living to an external effect. He concludes that with the development of a universal system of indicator organisms there is no need for visual, often subjective, saprobiological investigations.
Educational Use Research
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 1985-07-01
Publisher Place United States
Journal Water Resour.
Volume Number 11
Issue Number 6
Organization Darwin State Reserve


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