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OLS Field Name OLS Field Data
Main Title Microbial Degradation of Xenobiotics [electronic resource] /
Type EBOOK
Author Singh, Shree Nath.
Publisher Springer Berlin Heidelberg : Imprint: Springer,
Year Published 2012
Call Number QE38
ISBN 9783642237898
Subjects Environmental sciences. ; Microbial ecology. ; Environmental chemistry.
Internet Access
Description Access URL
http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-23789-8
Collation XIV, 486 p. online resource.
Notes Due to license restrictions, this resource is available to EPA employees and authorized contractors only
Contents Notes Biodegradation of Aromatic Pollutants by Ligninolytic Fungal Strains -- Microbial Degradation of Polychlorophenols -- Biodegradation of the Explosives TNT, RDX and HMX -- Biodegradation of Military Explosives Rdx and Hmx. Our interest in the microbial biodegradation of xenobiotics has increased many folds in recent years to find out sustainable ways for environmental cleanup. Bioremediation and biotransformation processes harness the naturally occurring ability of microbes to degrade, transform or accumulate a wide range of organic pollutants. Major methodological breakthroughs in recent years through detailed genomic, metagenomic, proteomic, bioinformatic and other high-throughput analyses of environmentally relevant microorganisms have provided us unprecedented insights into key biodegradative pathways and the ability of organisms to adapt to changing environmental conditions. The degradation of a wide spectrum of organic pollutants and wastes discharged into the environment by anthropogenic activities is an emerging need today to promote sustainable development of our society with low environmental impact. Microbial processes play a major role in the removal of recalcitrant compounds taking advantage of the astonishing catabolic versatility of microorganisms to degrade or transform such compounds. New breakthroughs in sequencing, genomics, proteomics, bioinformatics and imaging are generating vital information which opens a new era providing new insights of metabolic and regulatory networks, as well as clues to the evolution of degradation pathways and to the molecular adaptation strategies to changing environmental conditions. Functional genomic and metagenomic approaches are increasing our understanding of the relative importance of different pathways and regulatory networks to carbon flux in particular environments and for particular compounds. New approaches will certainly accelerate the development of bioremediation technologies and biotransformation processes in coming years for natural attenuation of contaminated environments
Place Published Berlin, Heidelberg
Corporate Au Added Ent SpringerLink (Online service)
Title Ser Add Ent Environmental Science and Engineering,
Host Item Entry Springer eBooks
PUB Date Free Form 2012
Series Title Untraced Environmental Science and Engineering,
BIB Level m
Medium computer
Content text
Carrier online resource
Cataloging Source OCLC/T
OCLC Time Stamp 20141008153644
Language eng
Origin SPRINGER
Type EBOOK
OCLC Rec Leader 03651nam a22004695i 45