Biodegradation of Chlorpyrifos in Soil by Enriched Cultures

  title={Biodegradation of Chlorpyrifos in Soil by Enriched Cultures},
  author={Chintamneni Lakshmi and Mohit Kumar and Sunil S Khanna},
  journal={Current Microbiology},
Three aerobic bacterial consortia, AC, BC, and DC, developed from pesticide-contaminated soils of Punjab were able to degrade chlorpyrifos after 21 days of incubation in basal medium by 54, 46, and 61% and chlorpyrifos (50 mg/L) in soil after 30 days by 50, 56, and 64%. Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Bacillus cereus, Klebsiella sp., and Serratia marscecens obtained from these consortia showed 84, 84, 81, and 80% degradation of chlorpyrifos (50 mg/L) in liquid medium after 20 days and 92, 60, 56, and… CONTINUE READING

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