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Title (Primary) Prospects for harnessing biocide resistance for bioremediation and detoxification
Author Atashgahi, S.; Sánchez-Andrea, I.; Heipieper, H.J.; van der Meer, J.R.; Stams, A.J.M.; Smidt, H.;
Journal Science
Year 2018
Department UBT;
Volume 360
Issue 6390
Language englisch;
POF III (all) T41;
Abstract Prokaryotes in natural environments respond rapidly to high concentrations of chemicals and physical stresses. Exposure to anthropogenic toxic substances—such as oil, chlorinated solvents, or antibiotics—favors the evolution of resistant phenotypes, some of which can use contaminants as an exclusive carbon source or as electron donors and acceptors. Microorganisms similarly adapt to extreme pH, metal, or osmotic stress. The metabolic plasticity of prokaryotes can thus be harnessed for bioremediation and can be exploited in a variety of ways, ranging from stimulated natural attenuation to bioaugmentation and from wastewater treatment to habitat restoration.
ID 20313
Persistent UFZ Identifier https://www.ufz.de/index.php?en=20939&ufzPublicationIdentifier=20313
Atashgahi, S., Sánchez-Andrea, I., Heipieper, H.J., van der Meer, J.R., Stams, A.J.M., Smidt, H. (2018):
Prospects for harnessing biocide resistance for bioremediation and detoxification
Science 360 (6390), 743 - 746