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Project Publications: Michigan State University: Molecular Insight into Dioxin Degradation by Microbes and Microbial Communities

Superfund Research Program

Molecular Insight into Dioxin Degradation by Microbes and Microbial Communities

Project Leader: Gerben J. Zylstra (Rutgers University)
Grant Number: P42ES004911
Funding Period: 2013-2021

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  • Almnehlawi HS, Zylstra GJ, Dean RK, Capozzi SL, Rodenburg LA, Fennell DE. 2021. Agromyces and Arthrobacter isolates from surficial sediments of the Passaic River degrade dibenzofuran, dibenzo-p-dioxin and 2-monochlorodibenzo-p-dioxin. Bioremediat J 21:doi:10.1080/10889868.2021.1892027
  • Mutter TY, Zylstra GJ. 2021. Differential roles of three different upper pathway meta ring cleavage product hydrolases in the degradation of dibenzo-p-dioxin and dibenzofuran by Sphingomonas wittichii strain RW1. Appl Environ Microbiol 87:doi:10.1128/AEM.01067-21 PMID:34469199 PMCID:PMC8552877
  • Mutter TY, Zylstra GJ. 2021. Separate upper pathway ring cleavage dioxygenases are required for growth of Sphingomonas wittichii strain RW1 on dibenzofuran and dibenzo-p-dioxin. Appl Environ Microbiol 87:doi:10.1128/AEM.02464-20 PMID:33741618


  • Chai B, Tsoi TV, Sallach JB, Liu C, Landgraf J, Bezdek M, Zylstra GJ, Li H, Johnston CT, Teppen BJ, Cole JR, Boyd SA, Tiedje JM. 2020. Bioavailability of clay-adsorbed dioxin to Sphingomonas wittichii RW1 and its associated genome-wide shifts in gene expression. Sci Total Environ 712:135525. doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.135525 PMID:32050392


  • Ahn E, Choi KY, Kang BS, Zylstra GJ, Kim D, Kim E. 2017. Salicylate degradation by a cold-adapted Pseudomonas sp. Ann Microbiol 67(6):417-424.
  • Stedtfeld RD, Stedtfeld TM, Waseem H, Fitschen-Brown M, Guo X, Chai B, Williams MR, Shook T, Logan A, Graham A, Chae J, Sul WJ, VanHouten J, Cole JR, Zylstra GJ, Tiedje JM, Upham BL, Hashsham SA. 2017. Isothermal assay targeting class 1 integrase gene for environmental surveillance of antibiotic resistance markers. J Environ Manage 198:213-220. doi:10.1016/j.jenvman.2017.04.079 PMID:28460328




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