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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 5, Issue:5, May, 2016

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
Issues : 12 per year
Publisher : Excellent Publishers
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
Index Copernicus ICV 2018: 95.39
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2016.5(5): 258-265

Biodegradation of Deltamethrin by using Indigenous Bacteria Isolated from Contaminated Soil
A.S. Pawar1*, G.V. Mali1 and H.V. Deshmukh2
1Bharati Vidyapeeth’s, M. B. S. K. Kanya Mahavidyalaya, Kadegaon, Dist. Sangli (MS), India
2Rayat Institute of Research and Development, Satara (MS), India
*Corresponding author

Deltamethrin [(S)-α-cyano-(3-phenoxyphenyl) methyl3-(2,2-dichlorovinyl)-2,2 dimethylcyclopropane carboxylate] is one of the most frequently and widely used pyrethroids against a broad spectrum of insect pests of economically important crops. It is also used for the control of household insect pests such as mosquitoes, cockroaches, flies, termites, and fleas. It is widely used in agriculture because of its persistence, residual activity and low toxicity to mammals. This pesticide is neurotoxic, carcinogenic and its long exposure produces long term diseases. Present work was aimed with the biodegradation of deltamethrin insecticide by using indigenous bacteria isolated from contaminated soil. It describes the biodegradation of deltamethrin by bacterial isolate IK2a which degrades deltamethrin into non toxic metabolites like benzene dicarboxylic acid, benzene and propane. It was confirmed by FTIR and GCMS analysis.

Keywords: Biodegradation, Pesticide, Deltamethrin, neurotoxic, carcinogenic  FTIR, GCMS.

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Pawar, A.S., G.V. Mali and Deshmukh, H.V. 2016. Biodegradation of Deltamethrin by using Indigenous Bacteria Isolated from Contaminated Soil.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 5(5): 258-265. doi:
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