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Environment. Fishing for microbes.

by James M Gossett
Science (New York, N.Y.) ()
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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.

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