Degradation of phenol and its methylated homologues by Ochromonas danica.

Semple, Kirk T. and Cain, Ronald B. (1997) Degradation of phenol and its methylated homologues by Ochromonas danica. FEMS Microbiology Letters, 152 (1). pp. 133-139. ISSN 0378-1097

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Abstract

Phenols are one of the most common groups of organic environmental pollutants. In this study, the catabolic versatility of the eukaryotic alga Ochromonas danica (CCAP 933/2B) to degrade mixtures of, rather than individual, phenols was examined. O. danica, after growth on phenol, was able to metabolise 2,5-, 2,6- and 3,5-xylenols only in the presence of phenol in the incubation medium. Once the phenol had been exhausted (2-3 h) from a phenolic mixture in the incubation media, there was a significant reduction in the rates of xylenol isomer removal and none of these xylenols (250 mu M) was completely utilised in 6 h. 3,4-Xylenol, however, was completely removed from the growth medium in 3 h, even though all the phenol had disappeared in 2 h.

Item Type: Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title: FEMS Microbiology Letters
Uncontrolled Keywords: /dk/atira/pure/researchoutput/libraryofcongress/ge
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Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Lancaster Environment Centre
ID Code: 18604
Deposited By: Prof Kirk T. Semple
Deposited On: 24 Oct 2008 14:09
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 30 Sep 2019 14:12
URI: https://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/18604

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