Transition from cometabolic to growth-linked biodegradation of vinyl chloride by a Pseudomonas sp. isolated on ethene.

Abstract

Pseudomonas aeruginosa strain DL1 was isolated on ethene as a sole carbon and energy source. When ethene-grown DL1 was first exposed to vinyl chloride (VC), the rate of VC consumption was very rapid and then declined sharply, indicative of a cometabolic process. A lack of growth and significant release of soluble products during this interval also indicates… (More)

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