Biodegradation of endocrine-disrupting compounds and suppression of estrogenic activity by ligninolytic fungi.

@article{Cajthaml2009BiodegradationOE,
  title={Biodegradation of endocrine-disrupting compounds and suppression of estrogenic activity by ligninolytic fungi.},
  author={Tomas Cajthaml and Zdena Křesinov{\'a} and Kateřina Svobodov{\'a} and Monika Moeder},
  journal={Chemosphere},
  year={2009},
  volume={75 6},
  pages={745-50}
}
Endocrine-disrupting compounds (EDCs) represent a large group of substances of natural and anthropogenic origin. They are widely distributed in the environment and can pose serious risks to aquatic organisms and to public health. In this study, 4-n-nonylphenol, technical 4-nonylphenol, bisphenol A, 17alpha-ethinylestradiol, and triclosan were biodegraded by eight ligninolytic fungal strains (Irpex lacteus 617/93, Bjerkandera adusta 606/93, Phanerochaete chrysosporium ME 446, Phanerochaete… CONTINUE READING