Isolation a new carbendazim degrading bacterium from Hungarian agricultural soil samples and its preliminary characterization

Veronika Németh, Zsuzsanna Antal, Csaba Vágvölgyi, László Manczinger

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A new carbendazim degrading bacterium was isolated from Hungarian agricultural soil sample by microbiological enrichment methods. The molecular analysis revealed that this isolate belongs to the Variovorax paradoxus species. The isolate was able to use carbendazim as sole carbon and nitrogen source. The pH optimum and temperature optimum for growth were detected at 6.3 and 30°C, respectively. This isolate seems to be a potential tool for bioremediation of carbendazim polluted agricultural soils.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2067-2070
Number of pages4
JournalCereal Research Communications
Issue numberSUPPL. 5
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2008



  • Carbendazim degradation
  • Variovorax paradoxus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physiology
  • Agronomy and Crop Science
  • Genetics

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