PMID: 16347763Oct 1, 1988

Mineralization of diethylthiophosphoric Acid by an enriched consortium from cattle dip

Applied and Environmental Microbiology
D R Shelton


Enrichment cultures were initiated from cattle dip solution with diethylthiophosphoric acid (DETP) as the carbon and energy source. An enriched consortium consisting of at least six distinct bacterial species was subsequently obtained. The consortium mineralized DETP to sulfate and phosphate while utilizing ethyl moieties as a carbon and energy source. These data demonstrate that DETP can be metabolized under environmentally realistic conditions.


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