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Re: Dioxin eating fungus
A microbiologist I know says that the normal rate of degradation of dioxin
by bacteria is more like 15% - that these rates are unheard of.
At 02:47 PM 26/11/97 -0500, you wrote:
>aside from the mentioned possibility it is being swallowed but not
>metabolized by the fungus, it seems likely to me that white &/or brown rot
>fungi are involved, as these are famous for their ability to enzymatically
>(i assume) degrade many persistent, refractory organics, including
>organochlorines. into what--i.e., partial (therefore possibly toxic) or
>complete (mineralization), i do not know without going into my files.
>Tony Tweedale (Causality is a concept not subject to empirical
>demonstration. -David Hume)
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