Campus Units

Entomology

Document Type

Book Chapter

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

5-3-1990

Journal or Book Title

Enhanced Biodegradation of Pesticides in the Environment

Volume

426

Issue

10

First Page

128

Last Page

140

DOI

10.1021/bk-1990-0426.ch010

Abstract

Adaptation of soil microorganisms for rapid degradation of soil-applied pesticides can occur as a result of the complex interactions between the soil, the pesticide, the microbes, and environmental conditions. The current research addresses the role of breakdown products from the pesticide in the development of the condition. Several factors that influence enhanced microbial degradation include: nutrient value of the metabolite molecule, toxicity of the metabolite to soil microorganisms, and the availability of the metabolite to soil microbes. Comparisons of several pesticides, and their respective degradation products provide insight into the question of why soil microbial populations can develop rapid degradation capabilities for some pesticides but not others.

Comments

Reprinted (adapted) with permission from Enhanced Biodegradation of Pesticides in the Environment, 426(10); 128-140. Doi: 10.1021/bk-1990-0426.ch010. 1990 American Chemical Society.

Copyright Owner

American Chemical Society

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf