L.A. BEAUDETTE, O.P. WARD, M.A. PICKARD and P.M. FEDORAK.2000.Three white rot fungi were compared for their ability to attack polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) congeners in the presence and absence of the non-ionic Triton X-100 or the anionic Dowfax 8390 surfactants at half their critical micelle concentrations. Neither surfactant affected PCB biodegradation monitored by gas chromatography but the release of 14CO2 from 2,4′,5-[U-14C]trichlorobiphenyl by Trametes versicolor was stimulated 12% by Triton X-100. Since mineralization is the complete metabolism of the congener and biodegradation was measured as substrate disappearance, Triton X-100 is proposed to aid intracellular solubilization of 2,4′,5-trichlorobiphenyl for complete oxidation by T. versicolor.