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Biotransformation of Aldrin and Chlorpyrifos-methyl by Anabaena sp. PCC 7120
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Biotransformation of Aldrin and Chlorpyrifos-methyl by Anabaena sp. PCC 7120
Park, Byeoung-Soo; Lee, Sung-Eun;
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 Abstract
A cyanobacteria species, Anabaena sp. PCC 7120, was tested to assess its biotransformation ability on two widely used insecticides, aldrin and chlorpyrifos-methyl, in the culture medium. The blue-green alga metabolized aldrin mainly to dieldrin by an epoxidation reaction with the participation of cytochrome P450-dependent monooxygenase in the cyanobacteria. The blue-green alga also produced chlorpyrifosmethyl oxon as a primary metabolite from chlorpyrifos-methyl via a desulfuration reaction, presumably conducted by cytochrome P450-dependent monooxygenase. Therefore, two insecticides might be possibly dissipated by cytochrome P450-dependent monooxygenases in the blue-green algae in the contaminated environments.
 Keywords
Anabaena sp. PCC 7120;aldrin;chlroyrifos-methyl;cytochrome P450-dependent monooxygenase;
 Language
English
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