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Methods for collection and analysis of aquatic biological and microbiological samples

Techniques of Water-Resource Investigation 05-A4

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Abstract

Chapter A4 contains methods used by the U.S. Geological Survey to collect, preserve, and analyze waters to determine their biological and microbiological properties. Part 1 discusses biological sampling and sampling statistics. The statistical procedures are accompanied by examples. Part 2 consists of detailed descriptions of more than 45 individual methods, including those for bacteria, phytoplankton, zooplankton, seston, periphyton, macrophytes, benthic invertebrates, fish and other vertebrates, cellular contents, productivity, and bioassays. Each method is summarized, and the application, interferences, apparatus, reagents, collection, analysis, calculations, reporting of results, precision and references are given. Part 3 consists of a glossary. Part 4 is a list of taxonomic references.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Methods for collection and analysis of aquatic biological and microbiological samples
Series title:
Techniques of Water-Resource Investigation
Series number:
05-A4
Edition:
1977 Revision
Year Published:
1977
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Government Printing Office
Contributing office(s):
Idaho Water Science Center
Description:
ix, 332 p.