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Título: Studies on the biodegradation of fluoroanilines by a single microorganism
Autor: Amorim, Catarina L.
Carvalho, Maria F.
Afonso, Carlos M. M.
Castro, Paula M. L.
Palavras-chave: Fluoroanilines
Labrys portucalensis
Data: 2010
Citação: AMORIM, Catarina L. [et al.] - Studies on the biodegradation of fluoroanilines by a single microorganism. In 11th European Meeting on Environmental Chemistry, Portoroz, Slovenia, 8-11 December 2010 – In Book of abstracts: The 11th European Meeting on Environmental Chemistry. 2010. ISBN 978-961-6311-66-3. p.241
Resumo: Aromatic amines are considered important environmental pollutants due to their toxic and recalcitrant properties. The widespread use of these compounds in the industry and agriculture has led to their release to soils and waters. Microbial degradation has been found to be the major mechanism to avoid the accumulation of these pollutants in the environment. Literature studies on the biodegradation of halogenated anilines have mostly focused on chlorinated anilines and very little is known about utilization of fluorinated derivatives. This study focuses on the biodegradation of 2-, 3- and 4-fluoroaniline by a microbial strain (strain F11) identified as Labrys portucalensis. This microorganism has the capacity to degrade aerobically fluorobenzene as sole carbon and energy source. Non-induced cells and cells induced in fluorobenzene were used to examine the capacity of the degrading strain to metabolize the target compounds. Co-metabolic studies with fluorobenzene were also conducted. The experiments were run in batch mode at 25ºC with constant shaking. Growth, depletion of the target compounds and fluoride release were monitored. Strain F11 was capable to completely degrade 2-fluoroaniline. 3- and 4-fluoroaniline were degraded nearly to completion by F11 cultures induced with fluorobenzene and by cultures fed simultaneously with fluorobenzene. The fluoride liberation for those two fluorinated anilines occurred at different extents. C.L. Amorim and M.F. Carvalho wish to acknowledge a research grant from Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia (FCT), Portugal (Ref. SFRH/BD/47109/2008 and SFRH/BPD/44670/2008, respectively) and Fundo Social Europeu (III Quadro Comunitário de Apoio). This work was supported by the FCT Project - PTDC/BIO/67306/2006
Peer review: no
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10400.14/13277
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