Biodegradation of dimethylphenols by bacteria with different ring-cleavage pathways of phenolic compounds.

@article{Viggor2002BiodegradationOD,
  title={Biodegradation of dimethylphenols by bacteria with different ring-cleavage pathways of phenolic compounds.},
  author={Signe Viggor and Eeva Heinaru and Jyrki Mikael Loponen and Merike Merimaa and Toomas Tenno and A. L. Heinaru},
  journal={Environmental science and pollution research international},
  year={2002},
  volume={Spec No 1},
  pages={
          19-26
        }
}
The biodegradation of 3,4, 2,4, 2,3, 2,6 and 3,5-dimethylphenol in combination with phenol and p-cresol by axenic and mixed cultures of bacteria was investigated. The strains, which degrade phenol and p-cresol through different catabolic pathways, were isolated from river water continuously polluted with phenolic compounds of leachate of oil shale semicoke ash heaps. The proper research of degradation of 2,4 and 3,4-dimethylphenol in multinutrient environments was performed. The degradation of… CONTINUE READING
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