Enhancement of microbial 2,4,6-trinitrotoluene transformation with increased toxicity by exogenous nutrient amendment.

@article{Liang2017EnhancementOM,
  title={Enhancement of microbial 2,4,6-trinitrotoluene transformation with increased toxicity by exogenous nutrient amendment.},
  author={Shih-Hsiung Liang and Duen-Wei Hsu and Chia-Ying Lin and Chih Ming Kao and D W Huang and Chihching Chien and Ssu-Ching Chen and Isheng J Tsai and Chien-Cheng Chen},
  journal={Ecotoxicology and environmental safety},
  year={2017},
  volume={138},
  pages={39-46}
}
In this study, the bacterial strain Citrobacter youngae strain E4 was isolated from 2,4,6-trinitrotoluene (TNT)-contaminated soil and used to assess the capacity of TNT transformation with/without exogenous nutrient amendments. C. youngae E4 poorly degraded TNT without an exogenous amino nitrogen source, whereas the addition of an amino nitrogen source considerably increased the efficacy of TNT transformation in a dose-dependent manner. The enhanced TNT transformation of C. youngae E4 was… CONTINUE READING