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Biodegradation of Endosulfan by a Soil Bacterium

Shivaramaiah, H. M. and Kennedy, I. R. (2006) Biodegradation of Endosulfan by a Soil Bacterium. Journal of Environmental Science and Health Part B,, 41. pp. 895-905.

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A bacterium capable of metabolizing endosulfan (6,7,8,9,10,10-hexachloro-1,5,5a,6,9,9a-hexahydro-6,9-methano-2,4,3-benzodioxathiepine3-oxide) was isolated from cotton-growing soil and effectively shown to degrade endosulfan into endosulfan sulfate. The bacterium degraded 50% of the compound within 3 days of incubation. Endosulfan sulfate was the only terminal product and no other metabolites were formed during the incubation. Endosulfan and its metabolites were analyzed by gas chromatography. The metabolites formed indicated that the organism follows an oxidative pathway for metabolism of this pesticide. Therefore, the present study, microbial degradation of endosulfan by a soil bacterium, may provide a basis for the development of bioremediation strategies to remediate the pollutants in the environment.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Endosulfan; Microbial degradation; Cotton; Soils.
Subjects: 500 Natural Sciences and Mathematics > 05 Earth Sciences > 02 Soil Sciences
500 Natural Sciences and Mathematics > 04 Chemistry and Allied Sciences > 26 Pesticide Chemistry
Divisions: Food Protectants and Infestation Control
Depositing User: Food Sci. & Technol. Information Services
Date Deposited: 07 Apr 2007
Last Modified: 28 Dec 2011 09:27
URI: http://ir.cftri.com/id/eprint/586

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