(full paper is archived in the Miller Library)
Title: The microbial degradation of DDT I. Isolation of microorganisms capable of living in the presence of DDT and DDT analogues
Student Author(s): Lindgren, Robert D.
Faculty Advisor(s): Phillips, John H.
Location: Final Papers Biology 175H
Date: June 1969
Abstract: Using an elective culture medium for denitrifying pseudomonads, anaerobic bacteria were isolated from cultures containing the following compounds present as the only source of carbon: DDT, DDD, DDA, p-chloromandelic acid, p-chlorocumene, p-chloroanisole, and sodium acetate. Aerobic bacteria were isolated from cultures containing the following carbon compounds present in a similar elective culture medium deficient in nitrate: DDT, DDA, DDD, p-chloromandelic acid, p-chlorocumene, p-chloroanisole, p-chlorotoluene, and sodim acetate. An actinomycete was isolated from aerobic cultures with DDT, DDD, p-chlorocumene, and p-chloroanisole.