Oxidation of persistent environmental pollutants by a white rot fungus

John A. Bumpus, Ming Tien, David Wright, Steven D. Aust

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Abstract

The white rot fungus Phanerochaete chrysosporium degraded DDT [1,1-bis(4-chlorophenyl)-2,2,2-trichloroethane], 3,4,3′,4′- tetrachlorobiphenyl, 2,4,5,2′,-4′,5′-hexachlorobiphenyl, 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin, lindone (1,2,3,4,5,6-hexachlorocyclohexane) , and benzo[a]pyrene to carbon dioxide. Model studies, based on the use of DDT, suggest that the ability of Phanerochaete chrysosporium to metabolize these compounds is dependent on the extracellular lignin-degrading enzyme system of this fungus.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1434-1436
Number of pages3
JournalScience
Volume228
Issue number4706
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1985

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Phanerochaete
Environmental Pollutants
DDT
Fungi
Trichloroethanes
Lindane
Lignin
Benzo(a)pyrene
Carbon Dioxide
Enzymes
Polychlorinated Dibenzodioxins

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Bumpus, John A. ; Tien, Ming ; Wright, David ; Aust, Steven D. / Oxidation of persistent environmental pollutants by a white rot fungus. In: Science. 1985 ; Vol. 228, No. 4706. pp. 1434-1436.
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In: Science, Vol. 228, No. 4706, 01.01.1985, p. 1434-1436.

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