||Microbial Degradation of Synthetic Chlorinated Compounds: Evolutionary Implications (Chapter 8).
Rothmel, R. K.;
Haugland, R. A.;
Sangodkar, U. M. X.;
Coco, W. M.;
Ahakrabarty, A. M.;
||Illinois Univ. at the Medical Center, Chicago. Dept. of Microbiology and Immunology.;Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Risk Reduction Engineering Lab.
Chlorine organic compounds;
D 2-4 herbicide;
T 2-4-5 herbicide;
Synthetic chlorinated compounds;
||Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy.
||Environmental release of synthetic chlorinated compounds in the form of herbicides/pesticides, solvents, refrigerants, etc., has created major concerns with regard to their effects on human health because of the persistence of many such compounds. The persistence of these compounds is a result of the inability of natural microorganisms to utilize them as a sole source of carbon and energy. Many microorganisms can utilize simple chlorinated compounds such as 3-chlorobenzoate (3Cba) or 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetate (2,4-D) as their sole carbon source but cannot utilize higher chlorinated forms such as 2,4,5-trichlorophenoxy acetic acid (2,4,5-T) and others. Under strong selection in a chemostat with 2,4,5-T as the only major source of carbon (directed evolution), it has been possible to isolate a strain of Pseudomonas cepacia AC1100 that can utilize 2,4,5-T as its sole source of carbon and energy.
||Pub. in Biodeterioration and Biodegradation, p276-291 1990. Sponsored by Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Risk Reduction Engineering Lab.
|NTIS Title Notes
||57K; 57U; 57F; 99D
||PC A03/MF A01