Detoxification of microcystin-LR in water by Portulaca oleracea cv.


Microcystin-LR (0.02 μg/ml) in the hydroculture medium of Portulaca oleracea cv., became below the detection level (<0.0001 μg/ml) by HPLC analysis after 7 days. The toxicity of microcystin estimated with protein phosphatase inhibition assay, however, remained at 37% of the initial level, indicating that microcystin-LR was transformed by P. oleracea cv. into unknown compound(s) of lower toxicity.

DOI: 10.1016/j.jbiosc.2013.08.003

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@article{Isobe2014DetoxificationOM, title={Detoxification of microcystin-LR in water by Portulaca oleracea cv.}, author={Takatoshi Isobe and Hiroshi Okuhata and Hitoshi Miyasaka and Bong-Seok Jeon and Ho-Dong Park}, journal={Journal of bioscience and bioengineering}, year={2014}, volume={117 3}, pages={330-2} }