Effects of soil pH on the biodegradation of chlorpyrifos and isolation of a chlorpyrifos-degrading bacterium.

@article{Singh2003EffectsOS,
  title={Effects of soil pH on the biodegradation of chlorpyrifos and isolation of a chlorpyrifos-degrading bacterium.},
  author={Brajesh Kumar Singh and Allan Walker and John A. Morgan and Denis J. Wright},
  journal={Applied and environmental microbiology},
  year={2003},
  volume={69 9},
  pages={5198-206}
}
We examined the role of microorganisms in the degradation of the organophosphate insecticide chlorpyrifos in soils from the United Kingdom and Australia. The kinetics of degradation in five United Kingdom soils varying in pH from 4.7 to 8.4 suggested that dissipation of chlorpyrifos was mediated by the cometabolic activities of the soil microorganisms. Repeated application of chlorpyrifos to these soils did not result in the development of a microbial population with an enhanced ability to… CONTINUE READING