Budapesti Műszaki és Gazdaságtudományi Tanszék, Alkalmazott Biotechnológia és Élelmiszertudományi Tanszék, Környezeti Mikrobiológia és Biotechnológia Kutatócsoport
A multispecies microbial assay with genetically diverse test organisms inculuding prokaryotes and a eukaryote.
User-friendly simple protocol conducted in 96 well microtitre plate and data analysis performed with a dedicated software. Test generates unique toxicity fingerprint.
Suitable for testing chemicals and both aquatic and terrestrial environmental samples. Applications to date include testing of wastwaters, receiving waters, soils, effluents, sediments, and leachates.
Standard Operational Protocol manual supplied with test.
Multi-species chronic evaluation. Low cost compared to conventional ecotoxicity tests.
Assay has undergone rigorous intra-laboratory and International inter-laboratory validation.
MARA has been employed in a number of projects and is currently in use worldwide.
Not a direct contact test. Further development is in progress.
Available from NCIMB, includes publications in prestigious journals and book.