Degradation of DDT and its analogs by Pseudomonas aeruginosa 640x.

  title={Degradation of DDT and its analogs by Pseudomonas aeruginosa 640x.},
  author={Ludmila Alexeevna Golovleva and A. M. Zyakun and Boris P. Baskunov and Raisa N. Pertsova and G. K. Skryabin},
  journal={Biology bulletin of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR},
  volume={7 2},
The possibility of complete degradation of DDT by Pseudomonas aeruginosa 640x was demonstrated in principle. A study of the conditions of degradation of DDT by this culture was made. It was demonstrated that only dechlorination of DDT to DDD is accomplished without addition of a supplementary substrate. The rest of the processes right up to the formation of benzhydrol and phenylacetic acid take place only under conditions of cometabolism. For dechlorination of the aliphatic fragment of DDT and… CONTINUE READING