Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.15480/882.2521
Publisher DOI: 10.1038/s42003-019-0679-9
Title: Microbial biofilm formation and degradation of octocrylene, a UV absorber found in sunscreen
Language: English
Authors: Suleiman, Marcel 
Schröder, Carola 
Kuhn, Michael 
Simon, Andrea 
Stahl, Alina 
Frerichs, Heike 
Antranikian, Garabed 
Issue Date: 22-Nov-2019
Publisher: Springer Nature
Journal or Series Name: Communications biology 
Abstract (english): Octocrylene is a widely used synthetic UV absorber of sunscreens and found in several environments. Ecological consequences of the accumulation of UV filters are widely discussed. This is the first report revealing the microbial potential to transform octocrylene. A microbial community comprising four bacterial species was enriched from a landfill site using octocrylene as carbon source. From these microorganisms Mycobacterium agri and Gordonia cholesterolivorans were identified as most potent applying a new “reverse discovery” approach. This relies on the possibility that efficient strains that are already isolated and deposited can be identified through enrichment cultures. These strains formed massive biofilms on the octocrylene droplets. GC-MS analysis after cultivation for 10 days with M. agri revealed a decrease in octocrylene concentration of 19.1%. LC-MS/MS analysis was utilized in the detection and quantification of transformation products of octocrylene. M. agri thus represents an ideal candidate for bioremediation studies with octocrylene and related compounds.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/11420/3920
DOI: 10.15480/882.2521
ISSN: 2399-3642
Institute: Technische Mikrobiologie V-7 
Zentrallabor Chemische Analytik L 
Type: (wissenschaftlicher) Artikel
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