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Tnt Phytotransformation In Native And Genetically Modified Species: Significance Of Aromatic Hydroxylamines In The Metabolic Pathway , Murali Subramanian Jan 2004

Tnt Phytotransformation In Native And Genetically Modified Species: Significance Of Aromatic Hydroxylamines In The Metabolic Pathway , Murali Subramanian

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The presence and role of hydroxylamines in TNT transformation were ascertained in two axenic (microbe-free) hydroponic plant systems through high TNT feeding experiments and the use of different analytical detection schemes. Hydroxylamines were formed within 10 hours of TNT addition, and usually disappeared within 20 hours, displaying a high turnover rate due to their instability and high reactivity. Hydroxylamines were shown to add biomolecules to their functional group and thereby directly form conjugates. The 4-isomer of the hydroxylamine was detected in very high levels (up to 30% of initial TNT added) in a transgenic tobacco system that had a bacterial ...