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Curr Microbiol. 2001 Jul;43(1):69-73.

Biodegradation of carbaryl by a Micrococcus species.

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Department of Biochemistry, Karnatak University, Dharwad-580 003, India.

Abstract

A bacterium capable of utilizing carbaryl as sole source of carbon was isolated from garden soil and identified as a Micrococcus species. The organism also utilized carbofuran, naphthalene, 1-naphthol, and several other aromatic compounds as growth substrates. The organism degraded carbaryl by hydrolysis to yield 1-naphthol and methylamine. 1-Naphthol was further metabolized via salicylate by a gentisate pathway, as evidenced by oxygen uptake and enzymatic studies.

PMID:
11375667
DOI:
10.1007/s002840010262
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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