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|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|Main Title||Biodegradation in the Estuarine-Marine Environments and the Genetically Altered Microbe.|
|Author||Bourquin, A. W. ;|
|CORP Author||Environmental Research Lab., Gulf Breeze, FL.|
|Additional Subjects||Estuaries ; Marine atmospheres ; Chemical compounds ; Biodeterioration ; Fresh water ; Water pollution ; Toxicity ; Organic compounds ; Inorganic compounds ; Pesticides ; Ecology ; Microorganisms ; Toxic substances ; Path of pollutants|
Historically, some organic and inorganic compounds have been considered serious environmental threats from the standpoint of quantity produced, bioaccumulation, toxicity, or adverse environmental effects. This paper documents selected examples of known introductions of toxic chemicals into marine and estuarine environments and describes how habitat differences affect biodegradation potential. Concerns regarding release of genetically altered organisms into these environments also are discussed.