Biodegradation of methoxychlor and kelthane

  title={Biodegradation of methoxychlor and kelthane},
  author={Paul J. Van Duck and Herman van de Voorde},
  journal={European journal of applied microbiology and biotechnology},
From the series of organochlorine insecticides, kelthane and methoxychlor were most easily degraded by the bacteria tested. The amount of metabolites from methoxychlor was low and recovery of the insecticide from a bacterial suspension was not possible. Details for biodegradation of methoxychlor are described. Anaerobiosis, neutral pH, and a large number of… CONTINUE READING