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Enhanced Biodegradation of Pesticides in the Environment

Series: ACS Symposium Series

Edited By: KD Racke and JR Coats

American Chemical Society

Hardback | Oct 2002 | #12861 | ISBN: 084121784X
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About this book

This new volume offers comprehensive information on microbial adaptation for pesticide degradation. Among the many topics covered in its 20 chapters are a general description of enhanced biodegradation as it occurs in an agricultural context; the microbial aspects of enhanced biodegradation, including the genetics, biochemistry, and ecology of pesticide-degrading microorganisms; and the potential impact of enhanced degradation on pesticide fate in aquatic systems and groundwater. Practical options for the management of enhanced biodegradation are also examined, both to enable continued agricultural use of susceptible pesticides and also to exploit the degrading capacity of microorganisms for waste disposal and environmental remediation.


Contents

Pesticides in the Soil Microbial Ecosystems; Effects of Long-Term Phenoxyalkanoic Acid Herbicide Field Applications on the Rate of Microbial Degradation; Enhanced Carbamothioate Herbicide Degradation: Research in Nebraska; Enhanced Biodegradation of Carbamothioate Herbicides in South Carolina; Enhanced Biodegradation of Dicarboximide Fungicides in Soil; Enhanced Biodegradation of Insecticides in Midwestern Corn Soils; Enhanced Degradation of Insecticides in Soil: Factors Influencing the Development and Effects of Enhanced Microbial Activity; Enhanced Degradation of S-Ethyl N,N-Dipropylcarbamothioate in Soil by an Isolated Soil Microorgnism; The Role of Fungi and Bacteria in the Enhanced Degradation of Fungicide Carbendazim and the Herbicide Diphenamid; Influence of Pesticide Metabolites on the Development of Enhanced Biodegradation; Molecular Genetics of Pesticide Degradation by Soil Bacteria; Response of Microbial Populations to Carbofuran in Soils Enhanced for Its Degradation; Adaptation of Microorganisms in Subsurface Environments and its Significance to Pesticide Degradation; Microbial Adaptation in Aquatic Ecosystems; Evaluation of Some Methods for Coping with Enhanced Biodegradation of Soil Insecticides; Systems Allowing Continued Use of Carbmothioate Herbicides Despite Enhanced Biodegradation; Cultural Practices and Chemicals That Affect the Persistence of Carbamothioate Herbicides in Soil; Spectrophotometric Methodologies for Predicting and Studying Enhanced Degradation; Enhancing Biodegradation for Detoxification of Herbicide Waste in Soil; Implications of Enhanced Biodegradation for the Use and Study of Pesticides in the Soil Environment

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