TITLE

MICROBIAL DEGRADATION OF MONOCROTOPHOS BY PSEUDOMONAS STUTZERI

AUTHOR(S)
BARATHIDASAN, K.; REETHA, D.
PUB. DATE
June 2013
SOURCE
Indian Streams Research Journal;Jun2013, Vol. 3 Issue 5, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Monocrotophos (MCP), an organophosphorus insecticide, is widely used to control insects on crops. Being readily water soluble and highly toxic, its removal from contaminated soil and water becomes inevitable. For the evaluation of biomineralization of monocrotophos, a bacterial strain, Pseudomonas stutzeri MTCC 2300 which is capable of degrading monocrotophos, was obtained from MTCC. The ability of the strain to mineralize monocrotophos was investigated under different culture conditions. The strain was able to degrade MCP to the extent of 96%, from the medium containing MCP at the concentration of 500mg/l-1, within 6 days at 30°C. The culture degrades MCP to carbon dioxide, ammonia and phosphates were determined. In the present study, the results revealed that, the microbial strain, Pseudomonas stutzeri MTCC 2300 could be used for the bioremediation of waste water and pesticide contaminated soil.
ACCESSION #
87978657

 

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