Current Microbiology

, Volume 43, Issue 1, pp 69–73

Biodegradation of Carbaryl by a Micrococcus Species

Authors

  • Hanumanthanaik P. Doddamani
    • Department of Biochemistry, Karnatak University, Dharwad-580 003, India
  • Harichandra Z. Ninnekar
    • Department of Biochemistry, Karnatak University, Dharwad-580 003, India

DOI: 10.1007/s002840010262

Cite this article as:
Doddamani, H. & Ninnekar, H. Curr Microbiol (2001) 43: 69. doi:10.1007/s002840010262

Abstract

A bacterium capable of utilizing carbaryl as sole source of carbon was isolated from garden soil and identified as a Micrococcus species. The organism also utilized carbofuran, naphthalene, 1-naphthol, and several other aromatic compounds as growth substrates. The organism degraded carbaryl by hydrolysis to yield 1-naphthol and methylamine. 1-Naphthol was further metabolized via salicylate by a gentisate pathway, as evidenced by oxygen uptake and enzymatic studies.

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