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Main Title Effects of Microbial Community Interactions on Transformation Rates of Xenobiotic Chemicals.
Author Lewis, D. L. ; Hodson, R. E. ; Freeman, L. F. ;
CORP Author Environmental Research Lab., Athens, GA. ;Georgia Univ., Athens.
Year Published 1984
Report Number EPA/600/J-84/227;
Stock Number PB85-160414
Additional Subjects Chemical compounds ; Bacteria ; Environmental surveys ; Industrial plants ; Agricultural products ; Pesticides ; Biomass ; Cells(Biology) ; Microorganisms ; Reprints ; Biotransformations ; Methyl parathion ; Phthalic acid/(Diethyl-ester) ; Acetic acid/(Butoxyethyl-ester)-dichlorophenoxy
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB85-160414 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/21/1988
Collation 6p
The effects of culture filtrates, mixed populations, and common microbial exudates on bacterial transformations of three agricultural and industrial chemicals were investigated. Test chemicals included methyl parathion, diethyl phthalate, and 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid butoxyethyl ester. The presence of various cultures, filtrates, or exudates of algae, fungi, or other bacteria either simulated or inhibited bacterial transformation rates. Inhibition resulted from treatments that lowered the pH, and stimulation resulted from an increase in cell biomass (based on plate counts) and from a different process whereby rates of transformation per bacterial cell rapidly increased as much as 10-fold. (Copyright (c) 1984, American Society for Microbiology.)