ISSN: 0973-7510

E-ISSN: 2581-690X

Chi Zhu1,2 , Bing Li1, Shui Wang1, Wenjie Chang1 and Weixiang Wang1
1Jiangsu Provincial Academy of Environmental Science, Jiangsu provincial key laboratory of environmental engineering, Nanjing 210036, China.
2State Key Laboratory of Lake Science and Environment, Nanjing Institute of Geography and Limnology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Nanjing 210008, China.
J Pure Appl Microbiol. 2014;8(Spl. Edn. 2):249-259
© The Author(s). 2014
Received: 30/08/2014 | Accepted: 19/10/2014 | Published: 30/11/2014

This article was retracted on 2 May 2023.


The biodegradation and responses of detoxification enzymes in the freshwater green algae, Chlamydomonas reinhardtii, upon exposure to 10 mg/L concentration of aniline were investigated. Results showed that aniline was metabolized, and bioaccumulation and adsorption were 1.2%. The removal of aniline over an 8-day period in the control medium and with the group of ABT was 32% and 35%, respectively. With algae culture the removal of aniline was 56%. About up to 24% of total aniline was biodegraded or biotransformed by C. reinhardtii in 8 days. C. reinhardtii biotransformed aniline into acetylaminobenzene and the cytochrome P-450 was the key enzyme in the metabolic pathway.


Aniline; Degradation, Chlamydomonas reinhardtii, Detoxification, Enzyme, N-acetylation

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