The effect of terpenes on the biodegradation of polychlorinated biphenyls by Pseudomonas stutzeri.

@article{Tandlich2001TheEO,
  title={The effect of terpenes on the biodegradation of polychlorinated biphenyls by Pseudomonas stutzeri.},
  author={Roman Tandlich and Barbara Bre{\vz}n{\'a} and Katar{\'i}na Dercov{\'a}},
  journal={Chemosphere},
  year={2001},
  volume={44 7},
  pages={1547-55}
}
The effect of two terpenes, carvone and limonene, on the biodegradation of DELOR 103, a commercial mixture of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), by Pseudomonas stutzeri, an isolate from long-term PCB-contaminated soil, was studied in detail. The addition of both carvone and limonene as potential inducers of the dioxygenase metabolic pathway exerted an enhancing effect on PCB biodegradation when glycerol and xylose were used as carbon sources, whereas no such effect could be determined with… CONTINUE READING