Degradation of Tributyltin in Microcosm Using Mekong River Sediment

  title={Degradation of Tributyltin in Microcosm Using Mekong River Sediment},
  author={Fujiyo Suehiro and Takeshi Kobayashi and Lisa Nonaka and Bui Cach Tuyen and Satoru Suzuki},
  journal={Microbial Ecology},
The degradation of tributyltin (TBT) and changes of bacterial number and community structures were investigated in microcosms using the sediment collected from the Mekong River, Vietnam. Concentrations of TBT in sediments were less than 0.62 ng/g (dry wt), lower than those reported from other areas. TBT-resistant bacteria were found in the three sampling sites, and the occurrence rates were 11–16% out of the total viable count. In this microcosm experiment, initial concentration of TBT [1.0–1.4… CONTINUE READING


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