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Bacterial Chemotaxis toward Environmental Pollutants: Role in Bioremediation†

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American Society for Microbiology
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Abstract

Bacterial chemotaxis might have evolved as a selective advantage to bacteria for searching for the chemicals that could act as a source of carbon and energy to the cells. Pandey G , and Jain R K Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 2002;68:5789-5795 Bacterial chemotaxis might have evolved as a selective advantage to bacteria for searching for the chemicals that could act as a source of carbon and energy to the cells. Knowledge of the bacterial behavior toward naturally occurring chemicals and molecular mechanisms underlying bacterial chemotaxis toward xenobiotics can be exploited for designing efficient systems for bioremediation of contaminated sites.

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