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Molecular site assessment and process monitoring in bioremediation and natural attenuation


Sayler, GS and Layton, A and Lajoie, C and Bowman, JP and Tschantz, M and Fleming, JT, Molecular site assessment and process monitoring in bioremediation and natural attenuation, Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology, 54, (1-3) pp. 277-290. ISSN 0273-2289 (1995) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1007/BF02787926


A variety of modern biotechnical approaches are available to assist in optimizing and controlling bioremediation processes. These approaches are broad-ranging, and may include genetic engineering to improve biodegradative performance, maintenance of the environment, and process monitoring and control. In addition to direct genetic engineering strategies, molecular diagnostic and monitoring technology using DNA gene probing methods and new quantitative mRNA analytical procedures allows direct analysis of degradative capacity, activity, and response under in situ conditions. Applications of these molecular approaches in process developments for trichloroethylene (TCE), polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB), and polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) bio-oxidation in soils, aquifer sediments, and ground-water treatment reactors have been demonstrated. Molecular genetic technologies permit not only the development of new processes for bioremediation, but also new process monitoring, control strategies, and molecular optimization paradigms that take full advantage of vast and diverse abilities of microorganisms to destroy problem chemicals. © 1995 Humana Press Inc.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Biomedical and Clinical Sciences
Research Group:Medical biotechnology
Research Field:Medical biotechnology not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in philosophy and religious studies
UTAS Author:Bowman, JP (Associate Professor John Bowman)
ID Code:5877
Year Published:1995
Web of Science® Times Cited:18
Deposited By:Agricultural Science
Deposited On:1995-08-01
Last Modified:2011-08-25

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