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Microbial Metabolism of Pesticides and Structurally Related Compounds

  • Ian C. MacRae
Part of the Reviews of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology book series (RECT, volume 109)

Abstract

Synthetic organic pesticides have been in widespread use for more than 40 years, and during that period, their use has contributed greatly to increased worldwide food production and improved human and animal health. However, these successes have not been without their side effects such as toxicities to non-target species, including humans, and the production of persistent residues in soil and water.

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Sewage Sludge Activate Sludge Enrichment Culture Soil Microbe Microbial Metabolism 
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  • Ian C. MacRae
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  1. 1.Department of MicrobiologyUniversity of QueenslandSt LuciaAustralia

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