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Biodegradation of DDT and its Detection by Dipstick

Prema, S. (2007) Biodegradation of DDT and its Detection by Dipstick. [Student Project Report]

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This Dissertation / Report is the outcome of investigation carried out by the creator(s) / author(s) at the department/division of Central Food Technological Research Institute (CFTRI), Mysore mentioned below in this page.

Item Type: Student Project Report
Additional Information: This study attempts to isolate an enzyme that is involved in DDT degradation. Though its use is banned in many countries, it still persists in the environment, decades after they were sprayed. One of the reasons for its persistence is that some of its breakdown products are virtually dead end products. However, microbes have learnt the art of breaking down these also,albeit slowly. Man tries to make use of this ability of the microbes to bioremediate and clean the environment. The dipstick technique described here represents one such attempt to detect the DDT using Dehydrohalogenase enzyme, which is very handy to use and recognise the pollutant (DDT) in water using the microbial enzyme. This is also a first attempt at using a dipstick biosensor for DDT and these techniques have to be fully explored to be developed further into a simple, on site measurement of the pollutants present and to be able to quantify them. That, and characterization of the enzyme involved would represent a big step forward for monitoring, quantifying and bioremediating the environment.
Uncontrolled Keywords: DDT degradation dipstick technique Dehydrohalogenase enzyme
Subjects: 500 Natural Sciences and Mathematics > 04 Chemistry and Allied Sciences > 26 Pesticide Chemistry
600 Technology > 05 Chemical engineering > 01 Biotechnology and Bioengineering
Divisions: Fermentation Technology and Bioengineering
Depositing User: Food Sci. & Technol. Information Services
Date Deposited: 19 Jun 2007 05:00
Last Modified: 28 Dec 2011 09:27
URI: http://ir.cftri.com/id/eprint/1206

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