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DOI 10.1016/j.copbio.2016.04.027
Title (Primary) Multi-element isotope fractionation concepts to characterize the biodegradation of hydrocarbons — from enzymes to the environment
Author Vogt, C.; Dorer, C.; Musat, F.; Richnow, H.-H.
Source Titel Current Opinion in Biotechnology
Year 2016
Department ISOBIO
Volume 41
Page From 90
Page To 98
Language englisch
UFZ wide themes RU4;
Abstract Multi-element compound-specific isotope fractionation (ME-CSIA) has become a state-of-the-art approach for identifying biotransformation reactions. In the last decade, several studies focused on the combined analysis of carbon and hydrogen stable isotopes upon biodegradation of hydrocarbons due to its widespread environmental occurrence as contaminants, often in high concentrations. Most known initial transformation reactions of hydrocarbons have been isotopically characterized in laboratory experiments using model cultures. The data suggest that several of these reactions — especially those occurring under anoxic conditions — can be identified by ME-CSIA, although a number of constraints have been realized which may lead to wrong ME-CSIA data interpretations in field studies. Generally, the applicability of ME-CSIA regarding hydrocarbon biodegradation needs to be corroborated in future field studies.
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Vogt, C., Dorer, C., Musat, F., Richnow, H.-H. (2016):
Multi-element isotope fractionation concepts to characterize the biodegradation of hydrocarbons — from enzymes to the environment
Curr. Opin. Biotechnol. 41 , 90 - 98