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Biotechnology Letters

, Volume 9, Issue 11, pp 817–820 | Cite as

Polychlorobiphenyl (PCB) metabolism by plant cells

  • John Fletcher
  • Alan Groeger
  • Joel McCrady
  • James Mc Farlane
Article

Summary

Suspension cultures of Paul's Scarlet rose provided with 0.3 ppm of 2,2′, 4,4′-tetrachlorobiphenyl metabolized the compound at a rate of 45 proles· n−1·g dry wt−1. The environmental and technological significance of plants to metabolize environmentally persistent compounds is discussed.

Keywords

Organic Chemistry Plant Cell Bioorganic Chemistry Suspension Culture Technological Significance 
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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • John Fletcher
    • 1
  • Alan Groeger
    • 1
  • Joel McCrady
    • 2
  • James Mc Farlane
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Botany and MicrobiologyUniv. of OklahomaNorman
  2. 2.U.S. Environmental Protection AgencyCorvallis

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