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J Environ Sci Eng. 2006 Jul;48(3):189-90.

Degradation of glyphosate in soil and its effect on fungal population.

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Mycology and Plant Pathology Laboratory, Department of Botany, Osmania University, Hyderabad-500 007, India. kraletiks@rediffmail.com

Abstract

Glyphosate application resulted in a decline in soil pH with consequent increase in soil mycoflora suggesting an indirect relationship. Though the composition of mycoflora unchanged, species of aspergilli, fusaria, penicillia and Trichoderma were predominant. HPLC, IR analysis revealed the presence of sarcosine derivative as an intermediary of glyphosate degradation in soil.

PMID:
17915782
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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