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Microbial Degradation of Drugs and Feed Additives Used in Fish Farming (Aquaculture)

Investigators
Pothuluri, Jairaj
Institutions
DHHS/FDA - National Center for Toxicological Research
Objective
1) To develp a standardized method to evaluate the biodegradation of drugs and feed additives used in fish farming (aquaculture). 2) To determine the biodegradation rates and metabolic fate of the antibiotic erythromycin in aquaculture water and sediments.
More information
FY 2000 Accomplishments: Microbial degradation of antibiotic erythromycin was studied using NCTR microcosm test system that mimics natural environment. FY2001 Plans: A project completion report will be submitted
Funding Source
Nat'l. Center For Toxicological Research
Project number
E0690101
Categories
Chemical Contaminants