Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
|Type:||Artigo de periódico|
|Title:||Degradation of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (2-7 rings) under microaerobic and very-low-oxygen conditions by soil fungi|
|Abstract:||Soil fungi were studied regarding their ability to degrade polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and produce ligninolytic enzymes under microaerobic and very-low-oxygen conditions. Several PAHs were used as substrates for soil fungi under microaerobic and very-low-oxygen conditions. Activities of lignin-peroxidase, manganese-peroxidase, and laccase were monitored over a 30-day period. PAH degradations were analyzed using C(18) reversed-phase HPLC. Low-molecular-weight PAHs (LMW-PAHs, 2-3 rings) were degraded most extensively by Aspergillus sp., Trichocladium canadense, and Fusarium oxysporum. When growing on high-molecular-weight PAHs (HMW-PAHS, 4-7 rings), the highest degradations were reached by T canadense, Aspergillus sp., Verticillium sp., and Achremonium sp. In this study, these fungi revealed a great capability to degrade a broad range of PAHs under low-oxygen conditions. In addition, lignolytic enzyme activities were observed during fungal growth on these compounds. These results suggest fungi have the ability to bioremediate PAH-contaminated soils and that they use these compounds as carbon sources for growth. (C) 2008 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.|
|Subject:||Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs)|
|Editor:||Elsevier Sci Ltd|
|Appears in Collections:||Unicamp - Artigos e Outros Documentos|
Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.