Microbial degradation of DDT and its residues—A review

@article{Aislabie1997MicrobialDO,
  title={Microbial degradation of DDT and its residues—A review},
  author={J. Aislabie and N. K. Richards and H. Boul},
  journal={New Zealand Journal of Agricultural Research},
  year={1997},
  volume={40},
  pages={269-282}
}
Abstract Microbial degradation of DDT residues is one mechanism for loss of DDT from soil. In this review pathways for biodegradation of DDT, DDD, and DDE by bacteria and fungi are described. Biodegradation of DDT residues can proceed in soil, albeit at a slow rate. To enhance degradation in situ a number of strategies are proposed. They include the addition of DDT‐metabolising microbes to contaminated soils and/or the manipulation of environmental conditions to enhance the activity of these… Expand
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