Biotransformation of 3-methyl-4-nitrophenol, a main product of the insecticide fenitrothion, by Aspergillus niger.

@article{Kanaly2005BiotransformationO3,
  title={Biotransformation of 3-methyl-4-nitrophenol, a main product of the insecticide fenitrothion, by Aspergillus niger.},
  author={Robert A. Kanaly and In S Kim and Hor-Gil Hur},
  journal={Journal of agricultural and food chemistry},
  year={2005},
  volume={53 16},
  pages={6426-31}
}
Biotransformation of the environmental pollutant 3-methyl-4-nitrophenol (MNP), a newly characterized estrogenic chemical, and the primary breakdown product of the heavily used insecticide fenitrothion was investigated using a common soil fungus. In 96 h, daily culture sacrifice, extraction, and analysis showed that the filamentous fungus, Aspergillus niger VKM F-1119, removed more than 85% of the MNP present in solution (original concentration = 25 mg/L), mostly through biodegradation… CONTINUE READING