Tiwari J1, Naoghare P2, Sivanesan S2, Bafana A3.
Bioresour Technol. 2017 Jan;223:184-191. doi: 10.1016/j.biortech.2016.10.043. Epub 2016 Oct 18.Current study reports isolation of Cupriavidus strain a3 which can utilize 2-chloro-4-nitrophenol (C4NP) as sole source of carbon and nitrogen, leading to its detoxification. Degradation process was initiated by release of nitrite ion resulting in the formation of 2-chlorohydroquinone as intermediate. The nitrite releasing activity was also evident in the cell free protein extract. Different parameters for 2C4NP biodegradation were optimized. Read More