Folia Microbiologica

, Volume 40, Issue 2, pp 201–206 | Cite as

Biological degradation of isoproturon, chlortoluron and fenitrothion

  • M. Čerňáková


For the purpose of biodegradation studies several microorganisms were isolated from soil and adapted under laboratory conditions in the presence of pesticides, with the following degradation results: isoproturon after 72 h–86%, chlortoluron after 72 h–93 %, after 65 h–88 % and fenitrothion after 72 h–66 %. The cultures can be used for the biodegradation of pesticides in the lyophilized state with or without an organic carrier.


Fenitrothion Isoproturon Linuron Microbial Degradation Urea Derivative 


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© Institute of Microbiology, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Čerňáková
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  1. 1.Department of Environmental Chemistry and Technology, Faculty of Chemical TechnologySlovak Technical UniversityBratislavaSlovakia

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