Mixed microbial cultures were obtained by enrichment from soil samples collected from the Gediz basin. A number of species of bacteria and fungi were isolated and partially characterized from enrichment clutures containing the fungicide thiram. According to their responses in morphological and biochemical tests fungi were identified as Aspergillus niger, A. flavus and Penicilium steckii. Bacterial isolates were assigned to the genera: Bacillus, Arthrobacter, Moraxella-like Acinetobacter and Streptomyces. Islates grew in a mineral salts medium containing 0.2 mg/ml thiram and no growth factors were required.
Pesticide, fungicide, thiram (TMTD), biodegradation
ŞAHİN, NURETTİN and TAMER, ABDURRAHMAN ÜSAME (2000) "Isolation, Characterization and Identification ofThiram-degrading Microorganisms from SoilEnrichment Cultures," Turkish Journal of Biology: Vol. 24: No. 2, Article 19. Available at: https://journals.tubitak.gov.tr/biology/vol24/iss2/19