Methods in Molecular Biology

Bioremediation

Methods and Protocols

Editors: Cummings, Stephen P. (Ed.)

  • Includes accessible and comprehensive guidance on the strategic and operational decisions to determine the most effective protocols to achieve successful bioremediation within an environment
  • Offers authoritative advice ranging from monitoring and assessing the impact of pollutants on biological and community structure and activity to choosing specific techniques to bioremediate contaminated environments and quantify their outcomes
  • Details complementary molecular and physiological techniques used in bioremediation studies, offering insights into the applications and pitfalls of each
  • Provides broad coverage of the application of cutting-edge molecular techniques to meet the challenges of environmental pollution
  • Contains comprehensive guidance on overcoming challenges that are frequently encountered during bioremediation studies such as the limitation of molecular approaches and bioaccessibility of pollutants
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Since its first systematic application during the 1970s, bioremediation, or the exploitation of a biological system’s degradative potential to combat toxic pollutants such as heavy metals, polyaromatic hydrocarbons (PAH), cyanides, and radioactive material, has proven itself over time, and the many advances in molecular techniques have only amplified its utility.  In Bioremediation: Methods and Protocols, experts in the field explore imaginative and ambitious multidisciplinary techniques that will enable more predictable removal of pollutants from a variety of environments.  The easy-to-follow volume addresses some of the broader issues such as the effect of the environment in determining the availability and fate of organic and inorganic compounds and how choices around the most appropriate bioremediation process can be arrived at, as well as detailed complementary techniques that support the effective deployment and monitoring of a bioremediation approach.  Written in the highly successful Methods in Molecular Biology™ series format, chapters include introductions to their respective topics, lists of the necessary materials and reagents, step-by-step, readily reproducible protocols, and notes on troubleshooting and avoiding known pitfalls.

Authoritative and cutting-edge, Bioremediation: Methods and Protocols offers researchers a series of invaluable techniques certain to enhance their work with environmental contamination.

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“Bioremediation is an area with growing importance … and the publication of this book timely. This book provides an array of molecular applications in the fields of bioremediation and microbial ecology. It is both informative and practical, the examples chosen are highly relevant and the protocols clearly written. It is a very useful handbook for microbiologists and environmental professionals with special interests in bioremediation. I also find this book a good source of inspiration for devising projects for our final year undergraduate and postgraduate students.” (Diane Purchase, Microbiology Today, June, 2010)

Table of contents (16 chapters)

  • Measurement of Bioaccessibility of Organic Pollutants in Soil

    McAllister, Laura (et al.)

    Pages 1-14

  • Heavy Metal Bioavailability and Bioaccessibility in Soil

    Dean, John Richard

    Pages 15-36

  • Addressing PCR Biases in Environmental Microbiology Studies

    Sipos, Rita (et al.)

    Pages 37-58

  • MPN- and Real-Time-Based PCR Methods for the Quantification of Alkane Monooxygenase Homologous Genes (alkB) in Environmental Samples

    Pérez-de-Mora, Alfredo (et al.)

    Pages 59-68

  • Application of Fingerprinting Molecular Methods in Bioremediation Studies

    Karpouzas, Dimitrios G. (et al.)

    Pages 69-88

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Bioremediation
Book Subtitle
Methods and Protocols
Editors
  • Stephen P. Cummings
Series Title
Methods in Molecular Biology
Series Volume
599
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Humana Press
Copyright Holder
Humana Press
Distribution Rights
Distribution rights for India: Mehul Book Sales, Mumbai, India
eBook ISBN
978-1-60761-439-5
DOI
10.1007/978-1-60761-439-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-60761-438-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-61779-660-9
Series ISSN
1064-3745
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 285
Number of Illustrations and Tables
27 b/w illustrations
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