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Category Text Publication
Reference Category Edited books
DOI 10.1007/978-3-662-49875-0
Title (Primary) Organohalide-respiring bacteria
Publisher Adrian, L.; Löffler, F.E.
Year 2016
Department ISOBIO
Page To VII, 632
Language englisch
Keywords Bioremediation; Organohalide; Respiration; Dehalogenases; Dechlorination; Energy conservation under anoxic conditions; Electron acceptors in respiratory chain; Reductive dehalogenation; Dichloromethane; Fermentation
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UFZ inventory Leipzig, Bibliothek, Hauptlesesaal, 00525060, 18-0095 DK: 579.261 Adr
Abstract This book summarizes the current state of knowledge concerning bacteria that use halogenated organic compounds as respiratory electron acceptors. The discovery of organohalide-respiring bacteria has expanded the range of electron acceptors used for energy conservation, and serves as a prime example of how scientific discoveries are enabling innovative engineering solutions that have transformed remediation practice. Individual chapters provide in-depth background information on the discovery, isolation, phylogeny, biochemistry, genomic features, and ecology of individual organohalide-respiring genera, including Dehalococcoides, Dehalogenimonas, Dehalobacter, Desulfitobacterium and Sulfurospirillum, as well as organohalide-respiring members of the Deltaproteobacteria. The book introduces readers to the fascinating biology of organohalide-respiring bacteria, offering a valuable resource for students, engineers and practitioners alike.
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Adrian, L., Löffler, F.E. (eds., 2016):
Organohalide-respiring bacteria
Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, VII, 632 pp. 10.1007/978-3-662-49875-0