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Degradation of herbicide (3-Chloropropionic Acid) by bacterial dehalogenases

Ng, Hong Jing and Ab. Wahab, Roswanira and Ronald A., Cooper and Huyop, Fahrul (2005) Degradation of herbicide (3-Chloropropionic Acid) by bacterial dehalogenases. Proc. KUSTEM 4th Annual Seminar 2005 . pp. 586-590.

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3-Chloropropionic acid (3CP) is a synthetic halogenated aliphatic compound and is part of the active ingredients used in certain herbicides. Since not many β-chloro substituted haloalkanoates were given attention as their counterparts (α-chloro substituted haloalkanoates), and not many bacteria were reported as capable of utilizing this toxic compound as their sole carbon source. In current investigation, a bacteria isolated from padi field was identified as Rhodococcus sp. using 16S rRNA technique. The bacterial species was able to utilize 3CP as sole source of carbon and energy. This finding was supported by the growth analysis in 20 mM 3CP minimal medium with cell doubling time of 12.50 hours.

Item Type:Article
Subjects:Q Science > Q Science (General)
ID Code:1759
Deposited By: Dr. Adibah Yahya
Deposited On:20 Mar 2007 00:46
Last Modified:16 May 2011 10:00

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