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Series: Recent Advances in Marine Biotechnology Volume: 8

Edited By: Milton Fingerman and Rachakonda Nagabhushanam

Science Publishers

Hardback | Dec 2003 | #137422 | ISBN: 1578082455
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The use of marine organisms to degrade a variety of natural and synthetic substances in the marine environment, thereby reducing the levels of hazardous compounds, is increasingly drawing attention because of the potential such bioremediation has for environmental restoration. Among the current research efforts in bioremediation are some directed towards identifying organisms that possess the ability to degrade specific pollutants. With such organisms, which have already been identified, biochemical studies are going on with the aim of elucidating the pathways of these degradative processes and the enzymes involved.


Cold-active enzymes from cold-adapted micro-organisms - their possible applications and structural relationships with mesophilic and thermophilic counterparts; engineering of microbial dioxygenases for the degradation of xenobiotic compounds; piezophilic bacteria in the deep sea - isolation, taxonomy, diversity, molecular adaptation and biotechnological potential; microbial control of heavy metal pollution - an overview; molecular characterization of phenol-degrading bacteria in activated sludge; cadmium and manganese transport genes in bacteria; mercury remediation using natural and recombinant microbes; applications of molecular technologies in environmental biotechnology for monitoring bacteria; biotechnological treatment of sulphur-containing wastewaters; phytoremediation of heavy metals - an overview; chemical and biological transformation of paralytic shellfish poisoning toxins.

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