A bacterial community from Danish agricultural soil was enriched with linuron [N-(3,4-dichlorophenyl)-N′-methoxy-N′-methylurea] as the sole carbon and nitrogen source. The community mineralized [ring-U- 14C]linuron completely to 14CO2 and 14C-biomass. Denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis analysis and cultivation revealed that a Variovorax sp. was responsible for the mineralization activity.
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