Polychlorobiphenyl (PCB) metabolism by plant cells

  title={Polychlorobiphenyl (PCB) metabolism by plant cells},
  author={John G Fletcher and Alan W. Groeger and Joel McCrady and James Mc Farlane},
  journal={Biotechnology Letters},
Suspension cultures of Paul's Scarlet rose provided with 0.3 ppm of 2,2′, 4,4′-tetrachlorobiphenyl metabolized the compound at a rate of 45 proles· n−1·g dry wt−1. The environmental and technological significance of plants to metabolize environmentally persistent compounds is discussed. 

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