Dechlorination of DDT to DDD in higher animals requires the presence of molecular oxygen, but in microorganisms the presence of oxygen hinders dechlorination. In cell-free preparations of Aerobacter aerogenes, the use of selected metabolic inhibitors indicated that reduced Fe(II) cytochrome oxidase was responsible for DDT dechlorination. This finding may possibly explain. the persistence of DDT residues in soils and sediments.
|Publication Subtype||Journal Article|
|Title||Dechlorination of DDT by Aerobacter aerogenes|
|Publisher||American Association for the Advancement of Science|
|Contributing office(s)||Columbia Environmental Research Center|
|Online Only (Y/N)||N|
|Additional Online Files (Y/N)||N|
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