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Degradation of sevin (1-naphthyl-N-methyl carbamate by Achrombacter sp.

  • R. K. Sud
  • A. K. Sud
  • K. G. Gupta


A strain of Achromobacter utilized 1-Naphthyl-N-methyl carbamate (Sevin, Carbaryl) as the sole source of carbon in salt medium. Four degradation products of sevin were identified to be 1-naphthol, hydroquinone, catechol and pyruvate. The organism grew on 1-naphthol, hydroquinone and catechol.


Pyruvate Degradation Product Catechol Carbamate Hydroquinone 
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  • R. K. Sud
    • 1
  • A. K. Sud
    • 1
  • K. G. Gupta
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of MicrobiologyPanjab UniversityChandigarhIndia

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