||Genetic Engineering and the Development of New Pollution Control Technologies.
Johnston, J. B. ;
Robinson, S. G. ;
||Illinois Univ. at Urbana-Champaign. Inst. for Environmental Studies.;Industrial Environmental Research Lab.- Cincinnati, OH.
Water pollution control ;
Hazardous materials ;
Air pollution control ;
Solid waste disposal ;
Earth fills ;
Environmental surveys ;
Biological industrial waste treatment ;
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This report relates genetic engineering and biological waste treatment, so that opportunities for its improvement can be identified and evaluated. It describes the state of development of gene manipulation and natural limits to biodegradation as of early 1983. It identifies a number of research topics that are likely to contribute to new pollution treatment techniques. These include the basic mechanisms underlying microbical co-metabolism and oligotrophy; molecular genetics in filamentous fungi, in strict anaerobes and in archaebacteria; directed evolution of enzymes and metabolic pathways; and studies to advance understanding of dehalogenations by microbes.