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Main Title Mineralization of Recalcitrant Environmental Pollutants by a White Rot Fungus. Proceedings of the National Conference on Hazardous Wastes and Hazardous Materials. Held in Washington, DC. on March 16-18, 1987.
Author Bumpus, J. A. ; Aust, S. D. ;
CORP Author Michigan State Univ., East Lansing. Dept. of Biochemistry.;Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Risk Reduction Engineering Lab.
Publisher 1993
Year Published 1993
Report Number EPA-R-813369; EPA/600/A-93/134;
Stock Number PB93-204154
Additional Subjects Biodeterioration ; Fungi ; Waste treatment ; Lignin ; Chlorine organic compounds ; Bacteria ; Carbon dioxide ; Chlordan ; Insecticides ; Aromatic compounds ; DDT insecticide ; Carbon 14 ; Metabolism ; Phanerochate chrysoporium ; White rot fungus ; Synthetic organic compounds ; Biphenyl/tetrachloro ; Xenobiotics ; Phenol/Pentachloro
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NTIS  PB93-204154 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 9p
The white rot fungus Phanerochaete chrysosporium is able to degrade lignin, a structurally complex, naturally occurring and environmentally persistent, non-repeating heteropolymer. Previous studies have shown that this fungus is also able to degrade a wide variety of synthetic organopollutants and that biodegradation is dependent, at least in part, on the lignin degrading system. Examples of recalcitrant chemicals that are degraded to carbon dioxide by this fungus include tetrachlorobiphenyl hexachlorobiphenyl, tetrachlorodibenzo(p)dioxin. A number of these compounds were selected for further study to more thoroughly document biodegradation. Using Chlordane and pentachlorophenol it was shown that, like lignin, mineralization of these two environmentally persistent xenobiotics was promoted in nutrient nitrogen deficient cultures while mineralization was suppressed in nutrient nitrogen sufficient cultures.