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Project Publications: University of Cincinnati: Microbial Degradation of PAH Mixtures

Superfund Research Program

Microbial Degradation of PAH Mixtures

Project Leader: David Warshawsky (University of Cincinnati, Department of Environmental Health)
Grant Number: P42ES004908
Funding Period: 1995 - 2001

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  • Schneider JR, Grosser RJ, Jayasimhulu K, Xue W, Kinkle BK, Warshawsky D. 2000. Biodegradation of carbazole by Ralstonia sp RJGII123 isolated from a hydrocarbon contaminated soil. Can J Microbiol 46(3):269-277. PMID:10749540


  • Warshawsky D. 1999. Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in carcinogeneisis. Environ Health Perspect 107(4):317-319.


  • Schneider JR, Grosser RJ, Jayasimhulu K, Xue W, Warshawsky D. 1996. Degradation of pyrene, benz(a)anthracene and benzo(a)pyrene by Mycobacterium sp. strain RJGII.135, Isolated from a former coal gasification site. Appl Environ Microbiol 62(1):13-19. PMID:8572690


  • Grosser RJ, Warshawsky D, Kinkle BK. 1995. The effects of fulvic acids extracted from soils on the mineralization of pyrene by an isolated Mycobacterium sp. In: Proceedings of the Conference on Hazardous Waste Remediation, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT, Great Plains-Rocky Mountain Hazardous Substance Research Center. Manhattan, KS.
  • Grosser RJ, Warshawsky D, Vestal JR. 1995. Mineralization of polycyclic and N-heterocyclic aromatic compounds in a hydrocarbon contaminated soil. Environ Toxicol Chem 14:375-382.
  • Warshawsky D, Cody TE, Radike M, Reilman R, Schumann BL, LaDow K, Schneider JR. 1995. Biotransformation of benzo(a)pyrene and other polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and heterocyclic analogs by several green algae and other algal species under gold and white light. Chem Biol Interact 97(2):131-148. PMID:7606812
  • Warshawsky D, Livingston GK, Fonouni-Fard M, LaDow K. 1995. Induction of micronuclei and SCEs by polycyclic and N-heterocyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in cultured human lymphocytes. Environ Mol Mutagen 26(2):109-118. PMID:7556107
  • Warshawsky D, Schneider JR, Reilman R, LaDow K, Radike M, Cody TE, Grosser RJ, Vestal JR. 1995. Detection of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon metabolites in aquatic organisms. In: Bioindicators of Environmental Health Ecovision (World Monograph Series). S.P.B. Academic Publishing, Netherlands. pp.1-12.


  • Grosser RJ, Warshawsky D, Vestal JR. 1991. Indigenous and enhanced mineralization of pyrene, benzo(a)-pyrene and carbazole in soils. Appl Environ Microbiol 57:3462-3469. PMID:1785924


  • Warshawsky D, Keenan TH, Reilman R, Cody TE, Radike M. 1990. Conjugation of benzo[a]pyrene metabolites by freshwater green alga Selenastrum capricornutum. Chem Biol Interact 74(1-2):93-105. PMID:2108810
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