The enzymatic basis for pesticide bioremediation

Scott, Colin, Pandey, Gunjan, Hartley, Carol J., Jackson, Colin J., Cheesman, Matthew J., Taylor, Matthew C., Pandey, Rinku, Khurana, Jeevan L., Teese, Mark, Coppin, Chris W., Weir, Kahli M., Jain, Rakesh K., Lal, Rup, Russell, Robyn J. and Oakeshott, John G. (2008) The enzymatic basis for pesticide bioremediation. Indian Journal of Microbiology, 48 1: 65-79. doi:10.1007/s12088-008-0007-4

Author Scott, Colin
Pandey, Gunjan
Hartley, Carol J.
Jackson, Colin J.
Cheesman, Matthew J.
Taylor, Matthew C.
Pandey, Rinku
Khurana, Jeevan L.
Teese, Mark
Coppin, Chris W.
Weir, Kahli M.
Jain, Rakesh K.
Lal, Rup
Russell, Robyn J.
Oakeshott, John G.
Title The enzymatic basis for pesticide bioremediation
Journal name Indian Journal of Microbiology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0046-8991
Publication date 2008-03
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1007/s12088-008-0007-4
Volume 48
Issue 1
Start page 65
End page 79
Total pages 15
Place of publication New Delhi, India
Publisher Springer (India)
Language eng
Abstract Enzymes are central to the biology of many pesticides, influencing their modes of action, environmental fates and mechanisms of target species resistance. Since the introduction of synthetic xenobiotic pesticides, enzymes responsible for pesticide turnover have evolved rapidly, in both the target organisms and incidentally exposed biota. Such enzymes are a source of significant biotechnological potential and form the basis of several bioremediation strategies intended to reduce the environmental impacts of pesticide residues. This review describes examples of enzymes possessing the major activities employed in the bioremediation of pesticide residues, and some of the strategies by which they are employed. In addition, several examples of specific achievements in enzyme engineering are considered, highlighting the growing trend in tailoring enzymatic activity to a specific biotechnologically relevant function.
Keyword Bacterial enzymes
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

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