Transformation of the insecticide teflubenzuron by microorganisms.

  title={Transformation of the insecticide teflubenzuron by microorganisms.},
  author={Zoya I. Finkelstein and Boris P. Baskunov and Ivonne M C M Rietjens and Marelle G. Boersma and Jacques J.M. Vervoort and Ludmila Alexeevna Golovleva},
  journal={Journal of environmental science and health. Part. B, Pesticides, food contaminants, and agricultural wastes},
  volume={36 5},
Transformation of teflubenzuron, the active component in the insecticide commercialized as Nomolt, by soil microorganisms was studied. It was shown that microorganisms, belonging to Bacillus, Alcaligenes, Pseudomonas and Acinetobacter genera are capable to perform the hydrolytic cleavage of the phenylurea bridge of teflubenzuron in different positions… CONTINUE READING