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Title: Transformation of 2,4,6-trinitrotoluene (TNT) by actinomycetes isolated from TNT-contaminated and uncontaminated environments

Biotransformation of TNT has been reported under both aerobic and anaerobic conditions. Actinomycetes are important decomposers in composts. This study examines the tolerance of acitomycete cultures, isolated from both TNT-contaminated and uncontaminated environments for different concentrations to TNT, determined how selected isolates transform TNT, and examined whether such TNT transformations were constitutive or induced by exposure to TNT. 33 refs., 1 figs., 1 tab.
Authors:
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  1. Univ. of Idaho, Moscow, ID (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
433565
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Applied and Environmental Microbiology; Journal Volume: 62; Journal Issue: 3; Other Information: PBD: Mar 1996
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; 55 BIOLOGY AND MEDICINE, BASIC STUDIES; TNT; BIODEGRADATION; ACTINOMYCES; BIOLOGICAL PATHWAYS