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Initial studies on the microbial breakdown of triallate


Two methods for studying the interaction of the herbicide triallate with micro-organisms isolated from soil and stock solutions is described. Some of the soil bacteria were found to be more sensitive to inhibition by triallate than the rest of the micro-organisms. Two strains of the moldPenicillium were subjected to detailed cultural studies and were found to absorb triallate onto the mycelium in a way that made the herbicide poorly extractable by benzene but extractable by a mixture of benzene andiso-propanol.

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Cullimore, D.R., Smith, A.E. Initial studies on the microbial breakdown of triallate. Bull. Environ. Contam. Toxicol. 7, 36–42 (1972).

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  • Waste Water
  • Benzene
  • Water Management
  • Water Pollution
  • Initial Study