microbial biodegradation

Microbial Biodegradation: From Omics to Function and Application

Edited by:

Jerzy Długoński - Department of Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology, Faculty of Biology and Environmental Protection, University of Łódź, Poland


Caister Academic Press

Pollution is a major challenge for mankind, responsible for millions of premature deaths globally. Current research aims to harness and enhance the natural ability of microbes to degrade or metabolize a huge range of compounds including hydrocarbons, radionuclides and metals. In recent years the application of omics technologies to biodegradation research has generated a plethora of new data, providing a greater understanding of the key pathways of organisms and new insights into their adaptability to changing environmental conditions.

In this timely book, expert authors critically review the most important current research in this exciting fi eld. Topics include the genomics, metagenomics and metatranscriptomics of biodegradation, molecular markers in biodegradation, metabolomics and crucial enzymes, proteomics in metabolic pathways inspection, lipidomics in microbial adaptation to toxic compounds, degradation of endocrine disrupting compounds, dye decolorization and degradation, polycyclic aromatic
hydrocarbon biodegradation, biosurfactant enhancement factors, degradation of volatile compounds, heavy metal removal, and examples of the applications of recent research.
This book is essential reading for scientists working in the field of microbial degradation and bioremediation and recommended reading for everyone interested in environmental microbiology, biotechnology and molecular biology.

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