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Oxidation of Persistent Environmental Pollutants by a White Rot Fungus

John A. Bumpus, Ming Tien, David Wright and Steven D. Aust
Science
New Series, Vol. 228, No. 4706 (Jun. 21, 1985), pp. 1434-1436
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/1695706
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Oxidation of Persistent Environmental Pollutants by a White Rot Fungus
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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$^{\prime}$,4$^{\prime}$- tetrachlorobiphenyl, 2,4,52$^{\prime}$,-4$^{\prime}$,5$^{\prime}$-hexachlorobiphenyl, 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin, lindane (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.

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