Selection and isolation of bacteria capable of degrading dinoseb (2-sec-buty-4,6-dinitrophenol)

@article{Stevens1991SelectionAI,
  title={Selection and isolation of bacteria capable of degrading dinoseb (2-sec-buty-4,6-dinitrophenol)},
  author={Todd O. Stevens and Ronald L. Crawford and Don L. Crawford},
  journal={Biodegradation},
  year={1991},
  volume={2},
  pages={1-13}
}
Dinoseb (2-sec-butyl-4,6-dinitrophenol) has been a widely used herbicide that persists in some contaminated soils, and has been found in groundwaters, causing health and environmental hazards. Persistence in some soils may stem from a lack of dinoseb-degrading organisms. We established a chemostat environment that was strongly selective for aerobic (liquid phase) and anaerobic (sediment phase) bacteria able to degrade dinoseb. The chemostat yielded five taxonomically diverse aerobic isolates… CONTINUE READING