The present book represents a compilation of the major contributions of a NATO workshop on: Bioremediation of soils contaminated with aromatic compounds and took place in Tartu, Estonia, 1-3 July 2004. It demonstrated the importance and necessity of interdisciplinary research in modern environmental biotechnology. Next to the classical fields (microbiology, biochemistry, molecular biology) other aspects such as genome analysis and bioinformatics will become much more important in the near future. All aspects of this development are represented in the volume. Therefore, it can be seen as a major step forward as it fostered an intensive discussion between scientists of all these fields of environmental biotechnology.
Bioremediation of soils contaminated with aromatic compounds:effects of rhizosphere, bioavailability, gene regulation and stress adaptation; H.J. Heipieper.- Influence of the rhizosphere on the biodegradation of organic xenobiotics - a case study with acid 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid; L.J. Shaw, R. G. Burns.- Regulation of the atrazine degradative pathway in Pseudomonas; V Garcia-Gonzalez et al.- The role of plants and bacteria in phytoremediation - kinetic aspects; S. Trapp et al.- Regularities in the oxidizing metabolism of bacteria; G.M. Dmytrenko.-Formation of microbial conmunities in oil shale chemical industry solid wastes during and bioaugmentation; J. Truu et al.- Studies on biodegradation of aromatic pollutants by Trichosroron cutaneum yeast strain; M. Gerginova et al.-The potential of keratinolytic and keratinophilic fungi for degradation of petroleum hydrocarbons in soil; W. Przystas et al.- Study of contaminatjon and migration polychlorinated biphenyls in the environment. Bioremediation of contaminated soils and assessment of their impact on the serpukhov population health; G.A. Zharikov et al.- Shedding light on the bioavailability, of organic pollutants; A. Keane et al.- Reduction of chromium (VI) by bacteria collection strains of different physiologic groups; G.M. Dmytrenko et al.-