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Biodegradation of Organochlorine Insecticide Endosulfan by the Fungus Eutypella sp. KEF-1
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Biodegradation of Organochlorine Insecticide Endosulfan by the Fungus Eutypella sp. KEF-1
Lee, Jung-Bok; Park, Sang-Yeul; Shin, Kee-Sun; Jeon, Chun-Pyo; Kim, Jang-Eok; Kwon, Gi-Seok;
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BACKGROUD: - and - Endosulfan isomers of endosulfan, an endocrine disrupting chemical, are widely used cyclodiene organochlorine pesticide in worldwide, and it has widespread application in agriculture and can contaminate river-system as runoff from soil or aerial deposition METHOD AND RESULTS: In this study, an attempt was made to isolate an endosulfan degrading fungus from endosulfan-polluted agricultural soil. Through repetitive enrichment and successive subculture in media containing endosulfan and its metabolites as the sole carbon source, a fungus designated KEF-1 was isolated. Based on phylogenetic analysis, strain KEF-1 was assigned to the genus Eutypella. Also, the ITS (internal transcribed spacer) sequences of KEF-1 were submitted to GenBank under accession number EF581006. In potato dextrose broth containing 8 /mL endosulfan, strain KEF-1 completely degraded the endosulfanin 12 days. CONCLUSION: These results suggested that Eutypella sp. KEF-1 has potential as a biocatalyst for endosulfan bioremediation
Biodegradation;Bioremediation;Detoxification;Endosulfan;Endosulfan sulfate;Eutypella sp.;
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