Record Display for the EPA National Library Catalog


OLS Field Name OLS Field Data
Main Title Biotransformation of Chlordecone by 'Pseudomonas' Species (Journal Version).
Author George, S. E. ; Claxton, L. D. ;
CORP Author Health Effects Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC. Genetic Toxicology Div.
Publisher 1988
Year Published 1988
Report Number EPA/600/J-88/095;
Stock Number PB89-109276
Additional Subjects Insecticides ; Pseudomonas ; Metabolism ; Chlorine organic compounds ; Reprints ; Chlordecone ; Biotransformation
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB89-109276 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 03/14/1989
Collation 12p
Chlordecone, known under the tradename Kepone, is a highly chlorinated cyclodiene pesticide that is resistant to microbial degradation. Six month chlordecone enrichment cultures yielded several Gram-negative microorganisms that were resistant to and/or degraded chlordecone. Three Pseudomonas spp. were further characterized for their chlordecone degrading ability. Chlordecone and two derivates, Mirex and Kelevan, supported growth of these strains. All three Pseudomonas spp. reduced the concentration of chlordecone in the medium after 14 days incubation as determined by HPLC analysis when it was added either as sole carbon source or in the presence of medium supplements.