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Tolerance of Two Ciliates, Stylonychia mytilus and Paramecium caudatum, Isolated from Industrial Effluents to an Organophosphate, Endosulfan and their Potential use in Bioremediation of Insecticide- contaminated Wastewater

  title={Tolerance of Two Ciliates, Stylonychia mytilus and Paramecium caudatum, Isolated from Industrial Effluents to an Organophosphate, Endosulfan and their Potential use in Bioremediation of Insecticide- contaminated Wastewater},
  author={A. Rehman and R. N. Shuja and A. Shakoori},
Two ciliate protozoans, Stylonychia mytilus and Paramecium caudatum isolated from tannery effluent and cultured in a medium containing inorganic salts showed tolerance against endosulfan (1.8 µg/ml). The protozoans uptake the insecticide from the medium for utilization. Stylonychia mytilus reduced 21% endosulfan from the medium within 48 hours of inoculation of insecticide containing medium with the protozoan cells; at the end of 8 days of culturing, the reduction of endosulfan in insecticide… Expand

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