"Bacterial Biodegradation of Aldicarb and Determination of Bacterium Which Has The Most Biodegradative Effect"


Karayilanoglu T., Kenar L., Serdar M. A. , Kose S., Aydin A.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF BIOCHEMISTRY-TURK BIYOKIMYA DERGISI, vol.33, no.4, pp.209-214, 2008 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 33 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH JOURNAL OF BIOCHEMISTRY-TURK BIYOKIMYA DERGISI
  • Page Numbers: pp.209-214

Abstract

Objectives: Aldicarb (2-methyl-2[methylthio] propionaldehyde-o-[methylcarbomyl] oxime), an inhibitor of acetylcholinesterase, is an extremely toxic systemic carbamate pesticide and used commonly in Turkey for crop protection against a wide variety of insects. Its agricultural usage may also cause environmental contamination leading to some harmful effects on human health. In addition, aldicarb has a potential risk that terrorist groups might use delibaretely against public as a chemical weapon due to its commercial availability on the markets and handling without any restriction. Therefore, its removal or detoxification has been increasingly gaining a great importance.