Isolation of Terrabacter sp strain DDE-1, which metabolizes 1,1-dichloro-2,2-bis(4-chlorophenyl)ethylene when induced with biphenyl

J Aislabie*, Annette Davison, HL Boul, PD Franzmann, DR Jardine, P Karuso

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Abstract

Terrabacter sp. strain DDE-1, able to metabolize 1,1-dichloro-2,2-bis(4-chlorophenyl)ethylene (DDE) in pure culture when induced with biphenyl, was enriched from a 1-1-1-trichloro-2,2-bis (4-chlorophenyl)ethane residue-contaminated agricultural soil. Gas chromatography-mass spectrometry analysis of culture extracts revealed a number of DDE catabolites, including 2-(4'-chlorophenyl)-3,3-dichloropropenoic acid, 2-(4'-chlorophenyl)-2-hydroxy acetic acid, 2-(4'-chlorophenyl) acetic acid, and 4-chlorobenzoic acid.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5607-5611
Number of pages5
JournalApplied and Environmental Microbiology
Volume65
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1999

Keywords

  • MICROBIAL-DEGRADATION
  • IN-VITRO
  • DDT
  • SOIL
  • RESIDUES
  • BACTERIA
  • PRODUCTS

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