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Current Microbiology

, Volume 43, Issue 1, pp 69–73 | Cite as

Biodegradation of Carbaryl by a Micrococcus Species

  • Hanumanthanaik P. Doddamani
  • Harichandra Z. Ninnekar

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.

Keywords

Oxygen Hydrolysis Biodegradation Naphthalene Oxygen Uptake 
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© Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • Hanumanthanaik P. Doddamani
    • 1
  • Harichandra Z. Ninnekar
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Biochemistry, Karnatak University, Dharwad-580 003, IndiaIN

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