By Max M. Häggblom, Ingeborg D. Bossert
Halogenated natural compounds represent one of many greatest teams of environmental chemical compounds. the commercial creation of recent halogenated natural compounds has elevated in the course of the final century and those compounds are fundamental to various business purposes. even supposing organohalide compounds tend to be thought of to be anthropogenic business compounds, those have their counterpart in different millions of common biogenic and geogenic organohalides, representing so much sessions of natural chemical substances. usual assets account for a good portion of the worldwide organohalogen price range.
This quantity, authored through major specialists within the box, offers a present viewpoint on how either normal and artificial organohalides are shaped and degraded, and the way those methods are integrated right into a international halogen cycle. The record of organohalides that may be used by microbes maintains to extend dramatically, as do the variety of dehalogenating microorganisms which were pointed out and characterised. A serious step within the degradation of organohalides is cleavage of the carbon-halogen bond, and microorganisms have advanced various metabolic recommendations for dehalogenation. The chapters supply an international point of view at the range of dehalogenating microorganisms, discover their ecology, biochemistry and genetics, and evaluation the variety of biologically-mediated dehalogenation mechanisms. the various challenging organohalides, resembling insecticides, chlorofluorocarbons, chlorinated solvents, polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins and polychlorinated biphenyls, are conceal!
ed intimately. The ebook presents a finished assessment of destiny of those compounds within the surroundings, useful purposes within the laboratory and the sector, and techniques for the advance of bioremediation applied sciences for organohalide-contaminated websites.
Detailed details on biodegradation and biotransformation mechanisms for various organohalides and at the microorganisms mediating those tactics has vastly elevated our knowing of the biking and destiny of those distinct and common compounds in our surroundings. The ebook will function a entire source at the techniques and functions of microbial degradation of halogenated natural compounds.
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Dehalogenation: Microbial Processes and Environmental Applications by Max M. Häggblom, Ingeborg D. Bossert