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Environment. Fishing for microbes.

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Science (New York, N.Y.), vol. 298, issue 5595 (2002) pp. 974-5

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Bioremediation is an attractive approach for removing chemical contaminants from soil and groundwater using bacteria that degrade the contaminants for energy. In his Perspective, Gossett discusses the discovery of a new bacterium (Sun et al.) that reduces trichloroethane during the process of dehalorespiration and may be of value for removing this very common contaminant from the environment.

Author-supplied keywords

  • Bacteria, Anaerobic
  • Bacteria, Anaerobic: classification
  • Bacteria, Anaerobic: isolation & purification
  • Bacteria, Anaerobic: metabolism
  • Biodegradation, Environmental
  • Energy Metabolism
  • Environmental Pollutants
  • Environmental Pollutants: metabolism
  • Geologic Sediments
  • Geologic Sediments: microbiology
  • Hydrogen
  • Hydrogen: metabolism
  • Oxidation-Reduction
  • Peptococcaceae
  • Peptococcaceae: classification
  • Peptococcaceae: isolation & purification
  • Peptococcaceae: metabolism
  • Soil Microbiology
  • Trichloroethanes
  • Trichloroethanes: metabolism
  • Water Microbiology

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  • James M Gossett

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