Results are reported concerning biodegradation of 4-(1-nonyl)phenol by cultures of a Candida maltosa strain isolated from aerobic sludge samples collected at a depuration plant tr eating waste waters from a textile industry. The yeast was able to utilize 4-(1-nonyl)phenol as a sole carbon and energy source. Preliminary attempts to draw the actual metabolic pathway evidenced microbial attack on the alkyl chain with the production of 4-acetylphenol. To the best of our knowledge this is the first report describing a microorganism capable of attacking nonylphenol in axenic culture and at the same time allowing for the identification of its degradation products.
|Autori:||Corti A; Frassinetti S; Vallini G; D'Antone S; Fichi C; Solaro R|
|Titolo:||Biodegradation of nonionic surfactants. I. Biotransformation of 4-(1-nonyl)phenol by a Candida maltosa isolat|
|Anno del prodotto:||1995|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1016/0269-7491(94)00080-W|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|