Enhanced biodegradation of hexachlorocyclohexane (HCH) in contaminated soils via inoculation with Sphingobium indicum B90A

@article{Raina2007EnhancedBO,
  title={Enhanced biodegradation of hexachlorocyclohexane (HCH) in contaminated soils via inoculation with Sphingobium indicum B90A},
  author={Vishakha Raina and Mrutyunjay Suar and Ajaib Singh and Om Prakash and Mandeep Dadhwal and Sanjay Kumar Gupta and Charu Dogra and Kirsten Lawlor and Sukanya Lal and Jan Roelof van der Meer and Christof Holliger and R. N. Lal},
  journal={Biodegradation},
  year={2007},
  volume={19},
  pages={27-40}
}
Soil pollution with hexachlorocyclohexane (HCH) has caused serious environmental problems. Here we describe the targeted degradation of all HCH isomers by applying the aerobic bacterium Sphingobium indicum B90A. In particular, we examined possibilities for large-scale cultivation of strain B90A, tested immobilization, storage and inoculation procedures, and determined the survival and HCH-degradation activity of inoculated cells in soil. Optimal growth of strain B90A was achieved in glucose… CONTINUE READING