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Main Title Characterization of Anaerobic Dechlorinating Consortia Derived from Aquatic Sediments.
Author Genthner, B. R. S. ; Price, W. A. ; Pritchard, P. H. ;
CORP Author Technical Resources, Inc., Gulf Breeze, FL. ;Technology Applications, Inc., Gulf Breeze, FL.;Environmental Research Lab., Gulf Breeze, FL.
Publisher c1989
Year Published 1989
Report Number EPA-68-03-3479 ;EPA-68-03-6265; EPA/600/J-89/163;
Stock Number PB90-129487
Additional Subjects Aquatic microbiology ; Anaerobic bacteria ; Sediments ; Chlorine aromatic compounds ; Biodeterioration ; Graphs(Charts) ; Reprints ; High performance liquid chromatography
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NTIS  PB90-129487 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
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Four methanogenic consortia, which degraded 2-chlorophenol, 3-chlorophenol, 2-chlorobenzoate, and 3-chlorobenzoate, respectively, and one nitrate-reducing consortium which degraded 3-chlorobenzoate were characterized. Degradative activity in these consortia has been maintained in laboratory transfer for over two years. In the methanogenic consortia, the aromatic ring was dechlorinated before mineralization to methane and carbon dioxide. After dechlorination, the chlorophenol consortia converted phenol to benzoate before mineralization. All methanogenic consortia degraded both phenol and benzoate. The 3-chlorophenol and 3-chlorobenzoate consortia also degraded 2-chlorophenol. No other cross acclimation to monochlorophenols or monochlorobenzoates was detected in the methanogenic consortia. (Copyright (c) 1989 American Society for Microbiology)