Semple, Kirk T. and Cain, Ronald B. (1995) Metabolism of phenols by Ochromonas-danica. FEMS Microbiology Letters, 133 (3). pp. 253-257. ISSN 0378-1097Full text not available from this repository.
This study investigated the catabolic potential of a eukaryotic alga to degrade one of the most common organic pollutants, phenol. The alga, Ochromonas danica (993/28), was selected for study after screening for its heterotrophic capabilities. The catabolic versatility of the alga was elucidated by incubating with a variety of phenolic compounds. The alga removed phenol, all the cresol isomers and 3,4-xylenol from its incubation media, with phenol being removed more rapidly than any of its methylated homologues. Consequently, the alga was found to have a greater specificity for phenol than for o- or p-cresols. This study shows that O. danica could catabolize phenol and its methylated homologues.
|Journal or Publication Title:||FEMS Microbiology Letters|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||OCHROMONAS DANICA ; PHENOL ; CRESOL ; XYLENOL ; CATABOLISM|
|Subjects:||G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences|
|Departments:||Faculty of Science and Technology > Lancaster Environment Centre|
|Deposited By:||Prof Kirk T. Semple|
|Deposited On:||23 Oct 2008 13:06|
|Last Modified:||26 Jul 2012 15:19|
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