Research Article | Volume : 2 Issue : 6, June 2012

Studies on Atrazine Mineralization by a Consortium of Bacteria Isolated from Sugarcane Field Soil

Shahitha   

Open Access    DOI: 10.7324/JAPS.2012.2641

Abstract

Herbicides are anthropogenic chemicals that enter environment and can adversely affect non-target organisms and may be detrimental to human health. The herbicide atrazine is a halogenated herbicide that persist in soil and water causing environmental concern. In view of this problem the present work was carried out on the bioremediation aspects of atrazine. The soil and water samples were collected from atrazine applied sugarcane field and screened isolates were tested for their ability to utilize atrazine as sole carbon source. Their ability to degrade atrazine without others aid was determined.


Keyword:     Atrazine herbicide Pseudomonas sps bioremediation.


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