Dechlorination of DDT by Aerobacter aerogenes




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 type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Dechlorination of DDT by Aerobacter aerogenes
Series title Science
DOI 10.1126/science.152.3722.647
Volume 152
Issue 3722
Year Published 1966
Language English
Publisher American Association for the Advancement of Science
Contributing office(s) Columbia Environmental Research Center
Description 1 p.
First page 647
Last page 647
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