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Bioavailability of water-polluting sulfonoaromatic compounds.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10531657     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Highly substituted arenesulfonates are chemically stable compounds with a range of industrial applications, and they are widely regarded as being poorly degradable. We did enrichment cultures for bacteria able to utilise the sulfonate moiety of 14 compounds, and we obtained mixed cultures that were able to desulfonate each compound. The products formed were usually identified as the corresponding phenol, but because we could not obtain pure cultures, we followed up these findings with quantitative work in pure cultures of, e.g., Pseudomonas putida S-313, which generated the same phenols from the compounds studied. Many of these phenols are known to be biodegradable, or to be subject to binding to soil components. We thus presume that the capacity to degrade aromatic sulfonates extensively is widespread in the environment, even though the degradative capacity is spread over several organisms and conditions.
J Ruff; T Hitzler; U Rein; A Ritter; A M Cook
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Applied microbiology and biotechnology     Volume:  52     ISSN:  0175-7598     ISO Abbreviation:  Appl. Microbiol. Biotechnol.     Publication Date:  1999 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-12-15     Completed Date:  1999-12-15     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8406612     Medline TA:  Appl Microbiol Biotechnol     Country:  GERMANY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  446-50     Citation Subset:  IM    
Swiss Federal Institute for Materials Testing and Research, St. Gallen, Switzerland.
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MeSH Terms
Arylsulfonates / metabolism*
Benzenesulfonates / metabolism
Biodegradation, Environmental
Biological Availability
Industrial Waste
Naphthalenesulfonates / metabolism
Pseudomonas putida / metabolism*
Stilbenes / metabolism
Sulfonic Acids / metabolism
Water Pollutants, Chemical / metabolism*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Arylsulfonates; 0/Benzenesulfonates; 0/Industrial Waste; 0/Naphthalenesulfonates; 0/Stilbenes; 0/Sulfonic Acids; 0/Water Pollutants, Chemical

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