Enhanced degradation of an endocrine-disrupting chemical, butyl benzyl phthalate, by Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. pisi Cutinase

Yang Hoon Kim, Jeewon Lee, Ji Young Ahn, Man Bock Gu, Seung Hyeon Moon

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Abstract

Compared to yeast esterase, fungal cutinase degraded butyl benzyl phthalate (BBP) far more efficiently; i.e., almost 60% of the BBP disappeared within 7.5 h. Also, the final chemical composition significantly depended on the enzyme used. Toxicity monitoring using bioluminescent bacteria showed that butyl methyl phthalate, a major product of degradation by esterase, was an oxidative toxic hazard.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4684-4688
Number of pages5
JournalApplied and Environmental Microbiology
Volume68
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Sep 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Biotechnology
  • Microbiology

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