Technical Bulletin No. 0232: A Critical Review of the Literature on Slime Infestation – II – 1957-1969

Slime growths are a sensitive indicator of organic discharges to receiving streams. Their appearance in streams receiving effluents from the production of pulp and paper, sugar refining, food processing, brewery and municipal wastes may be either continual or seasonal in frequency. Extent of growth may range from only noticeable, to levels sufficient to colonize all submerged surfaces. Slimes have been the subject of numerous investigations. This review is intended to summarize the literature dealing with the taxonomy, ecology, physiology, nutrition and control of the lesser constituent organisms, in addition to present in field growths of slime, published since the first  NCASI review bulletin.