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Publication type: Article in scientific journal
Type of review: Peer review (publication)
Title: Broad diversity of bacteria degrading 17ß-estradiol-3-sulfate isolated from river sediment and biofilm at a wastewater treatment plant discharge
Authors: Mainetti, Tamara
Palmisano, Marilena
Rezzonico, Fabio
Stres, Blaž
Kern, Susanne
Smits, Theo H. M.
et. al: No
DOI: 10.1007/s00203-021-02409-0
Published in: Archives of Microbiology
Volume(Issue): 203
Issue: 7
Page(s): 4209
Pages to: 4219
Issue Date: 3-Jun-2021
Publisher / Ed. Institution: Springer
ISSN: 0302-8933
Language: English
Subjects: Biodiversity; Conjugated estrogens; Enrichment culture; Identification
Subject (DDC): 579: Microbiology
Abstract: Conjugated estrogens, such as 17β-estradiol-3-sulfate (E2-3S), can be released into aquatic environments through wastewater treatment plants (WWTP). There, they are microbiologically degraded into free estrogens, which can have harmful effects on aquatic wildlife. Here, the degradation of E2-3S in environmental samples taken upstream, downstream and at the effluent of a WWTP was assessed. Sediment and biofilm samples were enriched for E2-3S-degrading microorganisms, yielding a broad diversity of bacterial isolates, including known and novel degraders of estrogens. Since E2-3S-degrading bacteria were also isolated in the sample upstream of the WWTP, the WWTP does not influence the ability of the microbial community to degrade E2-3S.
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Fulltext version: Published version
License (according to publishing contract): CC BY 4.0: Attribution 4.0 International
Departement: Life Sciences and Facility Management
Organisational Unit: Institute of Chemistry and Biotechnology (ICBT)
Institute of Natural Resource Sciences (IUNR)
Appears in collections:Publikationen Life Sciences und Facility Management

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