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Biodegradation of pesticides by microorganisms (fungi and bacteria)

Grant number: 12/19934-0
Support type:Regular Research Grants
Duration: February 01, 2013 - January 31, 2015
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Chemistry - Organic Chemistry
Principal researcher:Andre Luiz Meleiro Porto
Grantee:Andre Luiz Meleiro Porto
Home Institution: Instituto de Química de São Carlos (IQSC). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Carlos , SP, Brazil
Assoc. researchers:Marcia Nitschke

Abstract

Agrotoxics, also called pesticides are classified according to the chemical structure of their active ingredient, such as pyrethroids, organochlorines, organophosphates and carbamates. Pyrethroids are synthetic derivatives of pyrethrins, which are found in naturally Chrysanthemum cinerariaefolium (Chrysanthemum). There are various structures, but in general these pesticides are esters containing a ring dimethylcyclopropane group and the presence of aromatic rings. The organophosphates are used as plasticizers, chemical warfare agents and are used extensively throughout the world for the control of household and agricultural pests, constituting 20-38% of pesticides used in recent years. Carbamates are widely used in combating of the domestic insects, due to lower odor of some formulations in relation to organophosphate insecticides. The use of organochlorines is still allowed in Brazil for treatment of wood, and control of malaria in the Amazon region. The result of excessive use of pesticides is the inevitable contamination of water and terrestrial ecosystems, leading to concern about toxicity to living organisms (humans and animals). Increased public pressure and scientific concern pushed most countries to seek ways to protect and restore ecosystems, so that the recovery of agricultural areas contaminated with pesticides, the most promising method is bioremediation using microorganisms, since these can eliminate pollutants in places difficult to remove and under mild conditions. Therefore, this project aims to investigate the biodegradation of pyrethroid, organophosphates and organochlorines pesticides by marine fungi and bacteria. (AU)

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Scientific publications (11)
(References retrieved automatically from Web of Science and SciELO through information on FAPESP grants and their corresponding numbers as mentioned in the publications by the authors)
DOS ANJOS, CHARLENE S.; BIROLLI, WILLIAN G.; PORTO, ANDRE L. M. Biodegradation of the Pyrethroid Pesticide Esfenvalerate by a Bacterial Consortium Isolated from Brazilian Savannah. Journal of the Brazilian Chemical Society, v. 31, n. 8, p. 1654-1660, AUG 2020. Web of Science Citations: 0.
BIROLLI, WILLIAN G.; LIMA, RAFAELY N.; PORTO, ANDRE L. M. Applications of Marine-Derived Microorganisms and Their Enzymes in Biocatalysis and Biotransformation, the Underexplored Potentials. FRONTIERS IN MICROBIOLOGY, v. 10, AUG 20 2019. Web of Science Citations: 0.
BIROLLI, WILLIAN G.; ARAI, MARYLYN S.; NITSCHKE, MARCIA; PORTO, ANDRE L. M. The pyrethroid (+/-)-lambda-cyhalothrin enantioselective biodegradation by a bacterial consortium. PESTICIDE BIOCHEMISTRY AND PHYSIOLOGY, v. 156, p. 129-137, MAY 2019. Web of Science Citations: 2.
LEME IKE, PRISCILA TOMIE; BIROLLI, WILLIAN GARCIA; DOS SANTOS, DANILO MARTINS; MELEIRO PORTO, ANDRE LUIZ; FERREIRA SOUZA, DULCE HELENA. Biodegradation of anthracene and different PAHs by a yellow laccase from Leucoagaricus gongylophorus. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, v. 26, n. 9, p. 8675-8684, MAR 2019. Web of Science Citations: 0.
BIROLLI, WILLIAN G.; VACONDIO, BRUNA; ALVARENGA, NATALIA; SELEGHIM, MIRNA H. R.; PORTO, ANDRE L. M. Enantioselective biodegradation of the pyrethroid (+/-)-lambda-cyhalothrin by marine-derived fungi. Chemosphere, v. 197, p. 651-660, APR 2018. Web of Science Citations: 4.
BIROLLI, WILLIAN G.; SANTOS, DARLISSON DE A.; ALVARENGA, NATALIA; GARCIA, ANUSKA C. F. S.; ROMAO, LUCIANE P. C.; PORTO, ANDRE L. M. Biodegradation of anthracene and several PAHs by the marine-derived fungus Cladosporium sp CBMAI 1237. Marine Pollution Bulletin, v. 129, n. 2, p. 525-533, APR 2018. Web of Science Citations: 11.
ALVARENGA, NATALIA; BIROLLI, WILLIAN G.; MEIRA, ELOA B.; LUCAS, SIMONE C. O.; DE MATOS, IARA L.; NITSCHKE, MARCIA; ROMAO, LUCIANE P. C.; PORTO, ANDRE L. M. Biotransformation and biodegradation of methyl parathion by Brazilian bacterial strains isolated from mangrove peat. BIOCATALYSIS AND AGRICULTURAL BIOTECHNOLOGY, v. 13, p. 319-326, JAN 2018. Web of Science Citations: 2.
BIROLLI, WILLIAN G.; ALVARENGA, NATALIA; SELEGHIM, MIRNA H. R.; PORTO, ANDRE L. M. Biodegradation of the Pyrethroid Pesticide Esfenvalerate by Marine-Derived Fungi. MARINE BIOTECHNOLOGY, v. 18, n. 4, p. 511-520, AUG 2016. Web of Science Citations: 9.
BIROLLI, WILLIAN G.; BORGES, ELOA M.; NITSCHKE, MARCIA; ROMAO, LUCIANE P. C.; PORTO, ANDR L. M. Biodegradation Pathway of the Pyrethroid Pesticide Esfenvalerate by Bacteria from Different Biomes. WATER AIR AND SOIL POLLUTION, v. 227, n. 8 AUG 2016. Web of Science Citations: 5.
VACONDIO, BRUNA; BIROLLI, WILLIAN G.; FERREIRA, IRLON M.; SELEGHIM, MIRNA H. R.; GONCALVES, SARAH; VASCONCELLOS, SUZAN P.; PORTO, ANDRE L. M. Biodegradation of pentachlorophenol by marine-derived fungus Trichoderma harziam CBMAI 1677 isolated from ascidian Didemnun ligulum. BIOCATALYSIS AND AGRICULTURAL BIOTECHNOLOGY, v. 4, n. 2, p. 266-275, APR 2015. Web of Science Citations: 13.
BIROLLI, WILLIAN G.; YAMAMOTO, KATIA Y.; DE OLIVEIRA, JULIETA R.; NITSCHKE, MARCIA; SELEGHIM, MIRNA H. R.; PORTO, ANDRE L. M. Biotransformation of dieldrin by the marine fungus Penicillium miczynskii CBMAI 930. BIOCATALYSIS AND AGRICULTURAL BIOTECHNOLOGY, v. 4, n. 1, p. 39-43, JAN 2015. Web of Science Citations: 6.

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