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dc.titlePhthalates biodegradation in the environment
dc.contributor.authorLiang, D.-W.
dc.contributor.authorZhang, T.
dc.contributor.authorFang, H.H.P.
dc.contributor.authorHe, J.
dc.date.accessioned2014-06-18T05:33:30Z
dc.date.available2014-06-18T05:33:30Z
dc.date.issued2008-08
dc.identifier.citationLiang, D.-W., Zhang, T., Fang, H.H.P., He, J. (2008-08). Phthalates biodegradation in the environment. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology 80 (2) : 183-198. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
dc.identifier.issn01757598
dc.identifier.urihttp://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/68016
dc.description.abstractPhthalates are synthesized in massive amounts to produce various plastics and have become widespread in environments following their release as a result of extensive usage and production. This has been of an environmental concern because phthalates are hepatotoxic, teratogenic, and carcinogenic by nature. Numerous studies indicated that phthalates can be degraded by bacteria and fungi under aerobic, anoxic, and anaerobic conditions. This paper gives a review on the biodegradation of phthalates and includes the following aspects: (1) the relationship between the chemical structure of phthalates and their biodegradability, (2) the biodegradation of phthalates by pure/mixed cultures, (3) the biodegradation of phthalates under various environments, and (4) the biodegradation pathways of phthalates. © 2008 Springer-Verlag.
dc.description.urihttp://libproxy1.nus.edu.sg/login?url=http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00253-008-1548-5
dc.sourceScopus
dc.subjectBiodegradation
dc.subjectEnvironment
dc.subjectPathway
dc.subjectPhthalates
dc.typeOthers
dc.contributor.departmentDIVISION OF ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE & ENGG
dc.description.sourcetitleApplied Microbiology and Biotechnology
dc.description.volume80
dc.description.issue2
dc.description.page183-198
dc.description.codenAMBID
dc.identifier.isiut000257911500001
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