Biotransformation of dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane by white-rot fungus Ganoderma lingzhi

Erly Grizca Boelan, Adi Setyo Purnomo*, Ichiro Kamei

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Dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT) is one of the persistent organic pollutants (POPs) extensively used in the 1940s for pest control and some diseases such as malaria and dengue. Although, since the 1990s the use of DDT has been restricted in Indonesia, the residue of DDT persists in the environment and has a negative impact on animals and humans. In this study, DDT was metabolized with the white-rot fungus Ganoderma lingzhi. DDT was degraded approximately 53% by G. lingzhi in potato dextrose broth (PDB) medium for 7 d incubation. The metabolites were identified by using gas chromatography/mass spectrometry (GC/MS). This fungus transformed DDT to at least two metabolites, namely DDE (1,1-dichloro-2,2-bis (4-chlorophenyl) ethylene) and DDD (1,1-dichloro-2,2-bis (4-chlorophenyl) ethane). The results indicated that G. lingzhi has a potential ability to degrade DDT in the environment.

Original languageEnglish
Article number020037
JournalAIP Conference Proceedings
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 11 Apr 2024
Event5th International Seminar on Chemistry, ISoC 2022 - Surabaya, Indonesia
Duration: 12 Oct 202213 Oct 2022


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