Microbial Transformation and Degradation of Toxic Organic Chemicals
Lily Y. Young, Carl E. Cerniglia
Wiley, Aug 18, 1995 - Science - 654 pages
Microorganisms offer a more effective and economical means of reducing or eliminating environmental contamination than more traditional treatment methods. This study examines the role of microbes in the degradation of toxic organic chemicals.
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CHEMICAL CONTAMINATION OF
CLEANUP OF PETROLEUM HYDROCARBON
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