Dehalorespiration with polychlorinated biphenyls by an anaerobic ultramicrobacterium.

  title={Dehalorespiration with polychlorinated biphenyls by an anaerobic ultramicrobacterium.},
  author={Harold D. May and Greg S. Miller and Birthe Veno Kjellerup and Kevin R Sowers},
  journal={Applied and environmental microbiology},
  volume={74 7},
Anaerobic microbial dechlorination is an important step in the detoxification and elimination of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), but a microorganism capable of coupling its growth to PCB dechlorination has not been isolated. Here we describe the isolation from sediment of an ultramicrobacterium, strain DF-1, which is capable of dechlorinating PCBs containing double-flanked chlorines added as single congeners or as Aroclor 1260 in contaminated soil. The isolate requires Desulfovibrio spp. in… CONTINUE READING

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