2,4-Dichlorophenol Degradation by the Soil Fungus Mortierella sp.
We investigated the degradation pathways and kinetics of 2,4-dichlorophenol (DCP) by an endemic soil fungus, <I>Mortierella</I> sp. (Zygomycetes). <I>Mortierella</I> sp. degraded 32% of added DCP (final concentration, 250 μ<small>M</small>) within 1 h. We identified four aromatic metabolites and found two DCP degradation pathways (a hydroxylation pathway and a dechlorination pathway). This is the first report of a dechlorination pathway in Zygomycetes.
- Bioscience, biotechnology, and biochemistry
Bioscience, biotechnology, and biochemistry 70(2), 525-527, 2006-02-23
Japan Society for Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Agrochemistry