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Optimization of soil parameters for Benzyl Benzoate degradation by Pseudomonas desmolyticum NCIM 2112

Author Affiliations

  • 1JJT University, Vidyanagari, Jhunjhunu, Rajasthan, 333001, INDIA
  • 2Bharati Vidyapeeth’s, MBSK Kanya Mahavidyalaya, Kadegaon, Dist. Sangli-415304, MS, INDIA

Res. J. Agriculture & Forestry Sci., Volume 1, Issue (5), Pages 13-17, June,8 (2013)


Additives are the chemical compounds generally used in the i nsecticides formulations. Benzyl benzoate is one of such additive generally used in the formulation of neonicotinoid insecticides. Similar to insecticide, additives are also responsi ble for the potential toxicity in soil environment. The present research w ork describes Optimization of soil parameters for benzyl benzoate degradation by Pseudomonas desmolyticum NCIM 2112. Soil degradation study shows the complete degradation of benzyl benzoate in soil with increase in number of soil microflora and CO 2 evoluti on rate. Due to biodegradation of benzyl benzoate by Pseudomonas desmolyticum NCIM 2112 increase in soil fertility was observed .


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