An account is given of microbiological procedures for investigating the fate of xenobiotics discharged into the aguatic environment. A brief account is given of the experimental procedures which have been developed, and their application is exemplified from the results of experiments with chloroguaiacols and related compounds. Experiments encompass both aerobic and anaerobic transformations, and emphasis is placed on environmental factors of cardinal significance in determining the outcome of laboratory experiments. An attempt is made to assess the environmental relevance of the data acguired by carrying out experiments in which natural sediment samples were spiked with the xenobiotics. Attention is directed to the significant role of binding to sediments.
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