Use of a pentachlorophenol degrading bacterium to bioremediate highly contaminated soil.

@article{Colores1995UseOA,
  title={Use of a pentachlorophenol degrading bacterium to bioremediate highly contaminated soil.},
  author={Gregory M. Colores and P. M. Radehaus and Steven W. Schmidt},
  journal={Applied biochemistry and biotechnology},
  year={1995},
  volume={54 1-3},
  pages={271-5}
}
A Sphingomonas species that mineralizes high concentrations of pentachlorophenol (PCP) was isolated from a PCP-contaminated EPA Superfund site. This bacterium, identified as Sphingomonas sp. strain RA2, is able to degrade PCP at concentrations of up to 300 micrograms/mL in liquid culture. This organism was tested for its ability to degrade high concentrations of PCP in a soil that did not contain organisms capable of degrading high concentrations of PCP. When inoculated into contaminated soil… CONTINUE READING

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