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Biodegradation of glyceryl trinitrate by Penicillium corylophilum Dierckx.
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PMID:  9143106     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Penicillium corylophilum Dierckx, isolated from a contaminated water wet, double-base propellant, was able to completely degrade glyceryl trinitrate (GTN) in a buffered medium (pH 7.0) containing glucose and ammonium nitrate. In the presence of 12 mg of initial fungal inoculum, GTN (48.5 to 61.6 mumol) was quantitatively transformed in a stepwise process to glyceryl dinitrate (GDN) and glyceryl mononitrate (GMN) within 48 h followed by a decrease in the GDN content with a concomitant increase in the GMN level. GDN was totally transformed to GMN within 168 h, and the complete degradation of GMN was achieved within 336 h. The presence of glucose and ammonium nitrate in the growth medium was essential for completion of the degradation of GTN and its metabolites. Complete degradation of GTN by a fungal culture has not been previously reported in the literature.
Y Z Zhang; S T Sundaram; A Sharma; B W Brodman
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Applied and environmental microbiology     Volume:  63     ISSN:  0099-2240     ISO Abbreviation:  Appl. Environ. Microbiol.     Publication Date:  1997 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-06-12     Completed Date:  1997-06-12     Revised Date:  2010-09-10    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7605801     Medline TA:  Appl Environ Microbiol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1712-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Geo-Centers, Inc., Lake Hopatcong, New Jersey 07849, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Biodegradation, Environmental*
Equipment Contamination
Glucose / metabolism
Nitrates / metabolism
Nitroglycerin / analogs & derivatives,  metabolism*
Penicillium / growth & development,  metabolism*
Water / adverse effects
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Nitrates; 27321-61-5/mononitroglycerol; 27321-62-6/dinitroglycerol; 50-99-7/Glucose; 55-63-0/Nitroglycerin; 6484-52-2/ammonium nitrate; 7732-18-5/Water

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