Reductive dechlorination of cis-1,2-dichloroethene and vinyl chloride by "Dehalococcoides ethenogenes".

@article{MaymGatell2001ReductiveDO,
  title={Reductive dechlorination of cis-1,2-dichloroethene and vinyl chloride by "Dehalococcoides ethenogenes".},
  author={Xavier Maym{\'o}-Gatell and Ivonne Nijenhuis and Stephen H. Zinder},
  journal={Environmental science & technology},
  year={2001},
  volume={35 3},
  pages={516-21}
}
cis-Dichloroethene (DCE) and vinyl chloride (VC) often accumulate in contaminated aquifers in which tetrachloroethene (PCE) or trichloroethene (TCE) undergo reductive dechlorination. "Dehalococcoides ethenogenes" strain 195 is the first isolate capable of dechlorinating chloroethenes past cis-DCE. Strain 195 could utilize commercially synthesized cis-DCE as an electron acceptor, but doses greater than 0.2 mmol/L were inhibitory, especially to PCE utilization. To test whether the cis-DCE itself… CONTINUE READING