Microbial degradation of polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) Academic Article uri icon


  • Aerobic bacteria capable of degrading polychlorinated biphenyls were tested for the ability to degrade PBDEs. Two strains in particular degraded all PBDEs with fewer than six bromines and one completely transformed the original compound releasing stoichiometric quantities of bromide.

published proceedings

  • Report - University of California Water Resources Center

author list (cited authors)

  • Alvarez-Cohen, L., & Robrock, K. R.

complete list of authors

  • Alvarez-Cohen, L||Robrock, KR

publication date

  • December 2008