Biotechnology of petroleum pollutant biodegradation.
Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology, Rutgers University, 08903, New Brunswick, NJ.
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Mar 01, 1986
Procedures designed to meet the physiological needs of petroleum hydrocarbon (PHC) degrading microorganisms are useful in mitigating environmental damage caused by marine and terrestrial PHC spills. By similar approaches, soil can be utilized as a cost-effective biological incinerator for hazardous PHC wastes. Physiological ecology needs to complement genetic engineering efforts for an effective attack on environmental pollution problems.
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