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Microbial Biodegradation and Metabolism of BPA

  • Magdalena ZIELIŃSKAEmail author
  • Irena WOJNOWSKA-BARYŁA
  • Agnieszka CYDZIK-KWIATKOWSKA
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Abstract

Microorganisms play an important role in BPA removal. The BPA molecule can be readily metabolized by many microbial communities and BPA-degrading strains have been isolated from water, soil and biomass from wastewater treatment systems. BPA degradation in the environment is mainly due to bacterial metabolism, though, the activities of fungi and algae in BPA degradation are also discussed. The metabolites produced during degradation of BPA under aerobic conditions have been exhaustively studied and several BPA degradation pathways have been proposed. Some information is also presented on the enzymes and genes that are involved in BPA degradation. The role of species composition and adaptation of the microbial community to BPA removal is discussed, as well as environmental factors that may influence the efficiency of BPA degradation. A summary of this information will help readers better understand the fate of BPA in the environment, how BPA degradation by different groups of microorganisms proceeds and finally, how to design treatment lines to ensure efficient BPA removal.

Keywords

Algal-bacterial System Strain TTNP3 Basilensis Sphingomonas Ligninolytic Enzymes 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Magdalena ZIELIŃSKA
    • 1
    Email author
  • Irena WOJNOWSKA-BARYŁA
    • 1
  • Agnieszka CYDZIK-KWIATKOWSKA
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Warmia and Mazury in OlsztynOlsztynPoland

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