ISSN: 0973-7510

E-ISSN: 2581-690X

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Yair Garcia-Saavedra1, Antonio Rivera2 , Fernando Hernandez-Aladana3, Omar Romero-Arenas4, Primo Sanchez-Morales4 and Silvia Giono-Cerezo5
1Posgrado in Sustainable Management of Agroecosystems of the Institute of Sciences of the Benemerita Autonomous University of Puebla (ICBUAP), Mexico.
2Center for Research in Microbiological Sciences (ICBUAP), Mexico.
3Chemistry Center (ICBUAP), Mexico.
4Agroecology Center (ICBUAP), Mexico. 5 National School of Biological Sciences, National Polytechnic Institute (IPN), Mexico.
J Pure Appl Microbiol. 2018;12(3):1331-1335 | © The Author(s). 2018
Received: 03/07/2018 | Accepted: 30/08/2018 | Published: 30/09/2018

The indiscriminate use of pesticides in agricultural practice in recent years has generated various environmental problems, since these compounds tend to bioaccumulate through trophic chains presenting considerable levels of toxicity and conditioning potential risks in ecosystems and public health. In the present work, the ability of a bacterial consortium to degrade carbofuran, malathion and 2,4-D was evaluated. The bacteria were isolated from plots with application of pesticides located in Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico. The bacterial consortium degraded carbofuran (34.99%), malathion (46.68%) and 2,4-D (48.42%) in soil samples contaminated with each of the pesticides, the bacterial consortium degraded in a greater proportion the 2,4-D.


Pesticides, degradation, soil, bacterial consortium, Mexico

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