Biodegradation of Aldrin and Dieldrin by the White-Rot Fungus Pleurotus ostreatus

@article{Purnomo2016BiodegradationOA,
  title={Biodegradation of Aldrin and Dieldrin by the White-Rot Fungus Pleurotus ostreatus},
  author={Adi Setyo Purnomo and Refdinal Nawfa and Fahimah Martak and Kuniyoshi Shimizu and Ichiro Kamei},
  journal={Current Microbiology},
  year={2016},
  volume={74},
  pages={320-324}
}
Aldrin and its metabolite dieldrin are persistent organic pollutants that contaminate soil in many parts of the world. Given the potential hazards associated with these pollutants, an efficient degradation method is required. In this study, we investigated the ability of Pleurotus ostreatus to transform aldrin as well as dieldrin in pure liquid cultures. This fungus completely eliminated aldrin in potato dextrose broth (PDB) medium during a 14-day incubation period. Dieldrin was detected as the… CONTINUE READING