Biodegradation of atrazine in transgenic plants expressing a modified bacterial atrazine chlorohydrolase (atzA) gene.

@article{Wang2005BiodegradationOA,
  title={Biodegradation of atrazine in transgenic plants expressing a modified bacterial atrazine chlorohydrolase (atzA) gene.},
  author={Lin Wang and Deborah A. Samac and Nir Shapir and Lawrence P. Wackett and Carroll P. Vance and Neil E Olszewski and Michael J. Sadowsky},
  journal={Plant biotechnology journal},
  year={2005},
  volume={3 5},
  pages={475-86}
}
Atrazine is one of the most widely used herbicides in the USA. Atrazine chlorohydrolase (AtzA), the first enzyme in a six-step pathway leading to the mineralization of atrazine in Gram-negative soil bacteria, catalyses the hydrolytic dechlorination and detoxification of atrazine to hydroxyatrazine. In this study, we investigated the potential use of transgenic plants expressing atzA to take up, dechlorinate and detoxify atrazine. Alfalfa, Arabidopsis thaliana and tobacco were transformed with a… CONTINUE READING

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