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Title: Influence of assay medium on degradation of malathion by Serratia marcescens
Authors: Kannan, V
Vanitha, V
Keywords: pesticides
degradation
malathion
Serratia marcescens
Issue Date: Apr-2005
Publisher: CSIR
Series/Report no.: Int. Cl.7 A01N63/02; C12R1:43
Abstract: Serratia marcescens isolated from degraded cattle bone was able to grow on high concentrations of malathion, a non-systemic wide spectrum organophosphorus pesticide. The test organism tested under three different assay conditions very effectively catalyzed the breakdown of malathion. Degradation potential of the test organism was high in nutrient broth than in mineral salts medium and distilled water. Decline in the pH during growth on malathion and assay period indicated the formation of acidic intermediates.
Description: 277-283
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/7740
ISSN: 0975-0967 (Online); 0972-5849 (Print)
Appears in Collections:IJBT Vol.04(2) [April 2005]

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