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Applied and environmental microbiology

Microbial growth on dichlorobiphenyls chlorinated on both rings as a sole carbon and energy source.


PMID 11282655

Abstract

We have isolated bacterial strains capable of aerobic growth on ortho-substituted dichlorobiphenyls as sole carbon and energy sources. During growth on 2,2'-dichlorobiphenyl and 2,4'-dichlorobiphenyl strain SK-4 produced stoichiometric amounts of 2-chlorobenzoate and 4-chlorobenzoate, respectively. Chlorobenzoates were not produced when strain SK-3 was grown on 2,4'-dichlorobiphenyl.

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