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


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.

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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

Pothuluri, Jairaj
DHHS/FDA - National Center for Toxicological Research
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