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Appl Microbiol. 1973 Dec;26(6):846-9.

Degradation of parathion by bacteria isolated from flooded soil.

Abstract

Two bacteria, Bacillus sp. and Pseudomonas sp., were isolated from parathionamended flooded alluvial soil which exhibited parathion-hydrolyzing ability. Bacillus sp. readily liberated nitrite from the hydrolysis product, p-nitrophenol, but not from intact parathion. Pseudomonas sp. hydrolyzed parathion and then released nitrite from p-nitrophenol. These studies establish bacterial degradation of parathion past the p-nitrophenol stage to the end product, nitrite.

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4767293
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PMC379919
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