Chlorinated Hydrocarbon Pesticides: Degradation by Microbes

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Science  18 Nov 1966:
Vol. 154, Issue 3751, pp. 893-895
DOI: 10.1126/science.154.3751.893


In culture, most of the actinomycetes and filamentous fungi tested degraded PCNB; several actinomycetes dechlorinated DDT to DDD, but no microorganism degraded dieldrin. Streptomyces aureofaciens degraded PCNB to pentachloroaniline.