Sensitive Detection of 2-MIB and Geosmin in Drinking Water.
Monitoring to Determine Geosmin Sources and Concentrations in a Northern Colorado Reservoir Judith A. Billica, Jill Oropeza, G. Keith Elmund City of Fort Collins Utilities, Fort Collins, Colorado, United States ABSTRACT Geosmin is a naturally occurring organic compound produced by some species of cyanobacteria and actinomycetes that imparts an earthy odor to water when present at extremely low.
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Pooled centrifuge levels for treated fish were: 0.194 ppb MIB and 0.398 ppb geosmin using citric acid; 0.104 ppb MIB and 0.258 ppb geosmin using phosphoric acid; 0.143 ppb MIB and 0.543 ppb.
MIB and geosmin have OTCs at nanogram per litre levels (Young et al. 1996). MIB and geosmin are reported to be non-toxic to humans. However, a study utilising the “Ames test”, a widely used assay for mutagenicity, found that MIB and geosmin inhibited growth of tester strains of Salmonella typhimurium at concentrations in the.
Geosmin Geosmin is an organic compound with a distinct earthy flavor and aroma, and is responsible for the earthy taste of beets and a contributor to the strong scent (petrichor) that occurs in the air when rain falls after a dry spell of weather or when soil is disturbed. It is produced by a variety of microorganisms. Chemically, it is a bicyclic alcohol with formula C 12 H 22 O, a derivative.
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Geosmin is a common, musty-smelling sesquiterpene, principally produced by cyanobacteria. Anabaena ucrainica (Schhorb.) Watanabe, a water bloom-forming cyanobacterium, is the geosmin producer responsible for odor problems in Dianchi and Erhai lakes in China. In this study, the geosmin synthase gene (geo) of A. ucrainica and its flanking regions were identified and cloned by polymerase chain.