Biodegradation of di-n-butyl phthalate by mangrove microorganism Rhodococcus ruber 1K

Kuixiao Li*, Jidong Gu

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Abstract

A di-n-butyl phthalate (DBP) degrading bacterium Rhodococcus ruber was isolated from mangrove soil, and its degrading characteristics were studied. The results showed that the bacterium could grow well on the substrate with DBP as the sole source of carbon and energy, and the DBP of 50 mg·L-1 could be completely degraded after 48 h. Under aerobic condition, the tentative pathway proposed for DBP degradation was through monoester initially, then phthalic acid, and finally CO2 and H2O.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1566-1568
Number of pages3
JournalChinese Journal of Applied Ecology
Volume16
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 2005
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Biodegradation
  • Di-n-butyl phthalate
  • Mangrove

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