Bacteria isolated from domestic sewage remove organophosphorus pesticide

Researchers have used three bacteria species isolated from domestic sewage to remove chloropyrifos, an organophosphorous pesticide, from water and soil samples. The bacteria absorb the pesticide without leaving behind any toxic metabolites. While the bacteria species, both individually and as mixed culture, removed 90% of the pesticide from water samples, about 50% of the pesticide … Continue reading Bacteria isolated from domestic sewage remove organophosphorus pesticide

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