Biotechnology Letters

, Volume 16, Issue 11, pp 1221–1224

Evidence for the aerobic degradation of tetrachloroethylene by a bacterial isolate

  • Lindsey A. Deckard
  • J. Christopher Willis
  • Douglas B. Rivers
Article

DOI: 10.1007/BF01020855

Cite this article as:
Deckard, L.A., Willis, J.C. & Rivers, D.B. Biotechnol Lett (1994) 16: 1221. doi:10.1007/BF01020855

Summary

A microorganism, which utilizes tetrachloroethylene (PCE) as a sole source of metabolic carbon under aerobic conditions, has been isolated. It has been identified as aPseudomonas spp. Degradation of PCE by this bacterium was quantified by gas chromatography.

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • Lindsey A. Deckard
    • 1
  • J. Christopher Willis
    • 1
  • Douglas B. Rivers
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of MicrobiologySouthern Research InstituteBirmingham