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Glyphosate utilization as the source of carbon: isolation and identification of new bacteria


Mobarekeh, Mohsen Nourouzi and Chuah, Teong Guan and Choong, Thomas Shean Yaw and Lim, Chaw Jiang (2011) Glyphosate utilization as the source of carbon: isolation and identification of new bacteria. E-Journal of Chemistry, 8 (4). pp. 1582-1587. ISSN 0973-4945


Mixed bacteria from oil palm plantation soil (OPS) were isolated to investigate their ability to utilize glyphosate as carbon source. Results showed that approximately all of the glyphosate was converted to aminomethyl-phosphonic acid (AMPA) (99.5%). It is worthy to note that mixed bacteria were able to degrade only 2% of AMPA to further metabolites. Two bacterial strains i.e. Stenotrophomonas maltophilia and Providencia alcalifaciens were obtained from enrichment culture. Bacterial isolates were cultured individually on glyphosate as a sole carbon source. It was observed that both isolates were able to convert glyphosate to AMPA.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering
Faculty of Science
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.1155/2011/614109
Publisher: World Wide Web Publications
Keywords: Aminomethylphosphonic acid (AMPA); Bio-degradation; Glyphosate; Pesticide; Soil bacteria
Depositing User: Nabilah Mustapa
Date Deposited: 07 Dec 2015 02:54
Last Modified: 25 May 2018 01:16
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URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/23102
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