Campus Units

Entomology

Document Type

Book Chapter

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

12-3-1990

Journal or Book Title

Enhanced Biodegradation of Pesticides in the Environment

Volume

426

DOI

10.1021/bk-1990-0426.pr001

Abstract

ICROBIAL DEGRADATION HAS LONG BEEN RECOGNIZED as a primary means of dissipating many pesticides in soil and water ecosystems, and recognition of this has prompted the development of biodegradable herbicides, insecticides, and fungicides. Because these biodegradable pesticides have predictable patterns of environmental persistence, they have become key components of agricultural and industrial pest management systems. Early research on the degradation of phenoxy herbicides in soil provided evidence that microbial adaptation could result in abnormally accelerated rates of pesticide breakdown.

Comments

Reprint (adapted) with permission from Enhanced Biodegradation of Pesticides in the Environment, 426. Doi: 10.1021/bk-1990-0426.pr001. 1990 American Chemical Society.

Copyright Owner

American Chemical Society

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf